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Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products from the US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway, in response...

Israel set to send supplies of meat to Russia by the year-end

Russia is negotiating with Israel on the launch of meat supplies, with the first deliveries likely to take place before the end of 2014, Russian officials have claimed. 

Russia claims to have covered its meat deficit

Russia claims to have completely covered the deficit in meat – in particular pork – that appeared in the domestic market after the ban on certain food imports in August...

Danish Crown reports satisfactory results despite Russian ban

Danish Crown has seen revenue slip slightly on last year’s figures in its latest financial statement, from DKK 58,164m (€7,824m) in 2012/13 to DKK 58,029m for the current financial year.

Danish ministry to assemble support package for meat industry

Denmark’s ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries has commenced talks with the country’s farming and meat industry organisations to forge a new state emergency support package for the sector....

Miratorg cuts retail chain across Russia

Russian meat giant and agricultural holding company Miratorg has stopped the roll-out of its retail project, as most of the meat shops appeared to be unprofitable, according to the company’s...

Russia bans ready-to-cook products from several EU markets

Russian sanitary service Rospotrebnadzor has announced a ban on imports to Russia for a number of ready-to-cook products from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, including beef sausage, roast and goulash.

Ukraine sees sharp drop in meat imports

During the first nine months of 2014, meat imports to Ukraine amounted to 132,000 tonnes (t), down 41% year-on-year, according to reports from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food...

Action needed on critical EU beef market situation

The EU beef market is in a critical state, according to the new chairman of the Copa-Cogeca beef working party, Jean Pierre Fleury.

Russia’s Miratorg opens country’s biggest beef processing complex

Russian meat giant Miratorg has opened the largest plant in Russia for beef processing, located in the Vygonichsky District of Bryansk Oblast.

Russia to establish meat imports from India and South Korea

Russia is continuing to expand the list of countries approved for meat imports to its domestic market, which is currently experiencing a shortage in supply.

Russian vet agency accuses EU counterparts of colluding with European meat smugglers

Russia’s federal veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance service Rosselkhoznadzor has accused European Union (EU) regulators of collaborating with smugglers sneaking meat into Russia, breaching its EU import ban.

ASF hinders exports of Ukraine pork to the EU

Sporadic outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine are blocking the possibility of launching pork exports to the European Union (EU), said Vitaly Bashinsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s state...

Belarus faces sharp drop in pork production and exports

Belarus is experiencing a pork production crisis, due to a fall in profitability for existing farms and the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has affected the production...

Belgium seeks alternative destinations for pig meat exports

Belgium has developed a three-year plan to forge business with new markets, to compensate for the exports lost by the Russian ban on EU meat.

Canadian meat body claims any future trade with Russia will be cautious

With the Russian meat ban disrupting the meat sectors in the US, Canada and countries in the EU, the president of Canada Pork told GlobalMeatNews that exporting nations may tread...

Irish hardest hit by Russian ban on bovine offal and fats

Ireland has been especially hard hit by the latest expansion of Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) meat exports, figures released by the European Commission reveal.

Modest expansion predicted for global meat trade in 2015

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and...

Russia considers retail restrictions on imported meat products

The Russian parliament looks set to restrict retailers from selling more than 50% imported meat products, in a bid to further stimulate the development of the domestic meat industry.

Mongolia looks to ramp up supplies to Russia following Putin visit

Mongolia is ready for a 10-fold increase in beef exports to Russia, following recent preliminary agreements reached during a September visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country.

Russia looks to expand list of approved pork suppliers from China

Russia looks set to increase the number of the authorised pork suppliers from China, from two companies to 10, in a bid to close the deficit in its own meat...

After-effects of PEDv and export bans see pork market cool

It will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank.

Russian pork production expected to grow in 2015

Production of pork in Russia is forecast to increase by close to 6.5% next year, to 2.83 million metric tonnes (mmt), according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Copa-Cogeca calls for pressure to be alleviated on pig sector

European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has asked for further targeted measures to be introduced by the EU, to help support the pigmeat sector, as part of a package of support for...