June 10, 2008


Russia keen on Bangladesh shrimp

Russia has showed interest in buying Bangladeshi shrimps at Seafood Russia 2008, an international exhibition.


A total of 13 Bangladeshi frozen food exporting companies participated in the fair, which took place in Moscow.


Russia's deputy minister for agriculture Vladimir Izmailov had visited the Bangladeshi pavilion and showed interest in importing Bangladeshi shrimp. He also advised the Bangladeshi exporters to comply with the Food Regulations of the Russian Veterinary Department.


Russian importers have been importing significant amount of Bangladeshi shrimp since 2006, with the current import volume worth at US$20 million.