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Russian watchdog to allow 6 Brazilian companies to import pork

August 14, 2014, 11:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control also approved imports of 12 Chilean fish producers

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MOSCOW, August 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control will publish a list of Brazilian companies approved for importing pork on Thursday, spokeswoman Yulia Trofimova told ITAR-TASS late Wednesday.

“There were only two pork producers on the list. We are planning to open four more companies,” Trofimova said.

On August 6, the service said it approved imports by 91 Brazilian companies, including 31 beef byproduct suppliers, 27 poultry and beef meat suppliers, four suppliers of pork and pork byproducts and three suppliers of milk and dairy products. Previously only about 50 Brazilian companies had the right to import to Russia.

Trofimova also said that after talks with the Chilean ambassador, the service approved imports of 12 fish producers and lifted the ban from two fish companies, while six companies expressed their willingness to increase fish supplies to the country.

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