October 1, 2008


Russia to review decision on US poultry ban


Next month, Russia will review its decision to ban 19 US poultry companies from exporting to the country.


Russia will review trade agreements with up to five countries, one being the US, said Chief Foreign Trade Negotiator Maxim Medvedkov.


The 2005 US-Russia bilateral meat agreement, although it has not yet run its 5-year course, will also be under review.


In August, it was announced that Russia would ban 19 US poultry producers from exporting to the country, and subsequently announced that it was cutting all of its poultry imports by 17 percent.

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