April 5, 2013

 

US opens poultry export markets to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia

 

 

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the opening of export markets to Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia for US day-old chicks and hatching eggs.

 

This was announced by US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

 

Vilsack says this is a significant agreement for poultry exporters. He notes APHIS has pursued the opening of the Russian market to US day-old chicks and hatching eggs for nearly 10 years.

 

APHIS officials have also reached agreement on export certification requirements for US dairy cattle shipments to Iraq. According to Vilsack - the Middle East is an important and emerging market for US cattle exporters.

 

According to USDA - these efforts are expected to help increase exports of US cattle, poultry products and pears by over 85-million dollars a year.

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