Russia to lift ban on U.S. pork starting March 10 - watchdog

February 27, 2014 RBTH, Interfax
Russia will lift a ban on pork shipments from several U.S. enterprises starting March 10, an official at the head of Russian agricultural watchdog said.

Russia will lift a ban on pork shipments from several U.S. enterprises starting March 10, an official at the head of Russian agricultural watchdog said.

"Starting March 10 we are 'opening up' shipments from several U.S. enterprises that guarantee [their] entire production chain free of ractopamine," the head of Rosselkhoznadzor's section for inspection work in the context of international cooperation and the World Trade Organization in the veterinary field, Vasily Lavrovsky, told Interfax.

A ban was placed on American pork imports in February 2013 due to the use of the growth additive ractopamine, which is prohibited in Russia.

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