Call for Poultry Meat Import Ban

RUSSIA - Domestic producers are calling for a ban on imports, blaming a drop in prices on the resumption of imports from the US.
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Domestic poultry producers are urging the government to ban imports of cheaper fowl that are hurting their profits, according to Moscow Times, citing Interfax.

Poultry prices fell five per cent last week after 30,000 metric tons of US chicken arrived, the report said, citing Senator Sergei Lisovsky. Prices will drop further after 100,000 tons of chicken now in transit arrives in Russia, it said.

Poultry farms representing 70 per cent of national output will petition Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to ban imports because domestic production of more than three million tons is enough to meet demand, Mr Lisovsky said.

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