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April 12 2002, 17:38

Has US poultry import ban lifted or not? Russia

Prime-TASS reported that Russian Ministry of Agriculture declared that they have not made their decision yet on resuming poultry imports from US.

Russia continues to examine documents presented by the US side regarding the imported poultry quality. It is knows for a fact by now that two requirements have already been met but another 11 need further clarification and consultation from the US side.

Russian Vice-Premier Alexei Gordeyev said that temporary ban on US poultry imports imposed as of Mar 10 shall continue until all 13 points in the bilateral protocol are met by the US.

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