Russia removes poultry import ban from Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews February 3, 2010
Russian news agency Interfax reports that the Russian government decided to remove the poultry products import ban from Turkish companies as of Feb 1. The Russian authorities banned imports in 2005 following the avian flu epidemic. Local media reported that PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a recent visit to Moscow . There were also reports in the local media suggesting that the Russian authorities would allow Turkish firms to export up to 0.5mn tonnes of poultry to Russia .

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