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.