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Russian officials discuss export issues in France meeting

Sergei Dankvert expressed a desire to work more closely with trade associations.

U.S. poultry and pork industry representatives and Rosselkahoznadzor officials discussed issues such as audits, residues and microbiological findings as well as sanitary restrictions and delistings at a meeting held in Paris on May 28, according to a USA Poultry and Egg Export Council press release.

Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian service for veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance, expressed a desire to work more closely with trade associations in both countries but voiced his disappointment at being unable to correct growing technical issues.

A proposal to allow a 90-day investigative period following the report of a finding -- for corrective action to be implemented -- was discussed at the meeting that was also attended by U.S. and Russian producers and trade representatives.





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