June 6, 2008


Poland wants to increase meat exports to Russia


Poland has requested Russia to increase the number of allowed livestock produce exporters.


So far, only six Polish meat companies are permitted to supply Russia with beef and pork, nine for poultry, 20 for dairy products and one for egg products. Four companies are licensed to store agriculture products prior to shipment to Russia.


Polish meat exports to Russia from January to April this year only reached a little more than 4,000 tonnes, which is an insignificant amount, according to a Polish embassy official, who added that Poland would like to increase the number of its meat exporters to Russia by several folds.