Russia's 27-year ban on imports of cow, sheep, and goat byproducts from the UK might soon be lifted, the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight Service Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.
This possibility was mentioned during negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor's deputy chief Yevgeny Nepoklonov and the UK's chief veterinary officer Nigel Gibbens.
According to Nepoklonov, experts at Rosselkhoznadzor reacted positively to information presented by the British veterinary service on a control system and traceability of the safety of meat byproducts.
This will make it possible to cancel the ban on cow, sheep, and goat byproducts from the UK in the near future. Russia imposed the ban due to the registration of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) in the country.
The ban on meat supplies from the UK that was in effect for the same reason for 26 years was lifted last November.
Gibbens also expressed interest in ramping up supplies of incubated eggs, genetic material, and breeding animals to Russia.
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