Brazil, Russia to discuss resuming meat exports

Brazil says it will send a mission to Moscow to discuss the resumption of its meat exports to Russia.

Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi says the mission will provide a list of Brazilian meatpacking companies that comply with all of the health requirements demanded by the Russians.

In April, Russia banned the entry of Brazilian beef, pork and chicken from 15 meatpacking establishments, saying their sanitary control systems were flawed. An additional 90 companies were added to the list early this month.

Brazil exports close to $4bn worth of meat annually to Russia.

The agriculture minister announced plans for the trade mission Wednesday.

(Published by Forbes - June 29, 2011)

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