India began supplying buffalo meat to Russia, according to the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).
Two of the four Indian companies that received permission to supply buffalo meat to Russia started making shipments – No. 68 Fair Exports (India) Pvt. Ltd and No. 121 Frigerio Conserva Allana Private Limited.
The first 16 containers of meat arrived in the country through the sea checkpoint in St. Petersburg.
Some time ago, there were problems experienced in the implementation of buffalo meat shipments. According to Sergei Dankvert, head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the parties could not agree on prices.
India is one of the world’s largest suppliers of meat, shipping its products to 65 countries. In 2013, this volume reached 1.4 million tons, worth $4.8 billion. On December 04, 2014, four Indian companies received permission to supply buffalo meat to Russia.
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