US to Resume Chicken Exports to Russia

US to Resume Chicken Exports to Russia

U.S. poultry producers have the green light to export poultry to Russia.

Months of intense negotiations between the two governments led to an agreement this summer to restart trade — with a few conditions.

Russia traditionally is the largest market for U.S. poultry, buying $767 million worth last year.

Under the agreement, the United States will publish information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Web site about which disinfectants and pathogen reduction treatments are approved by Russia for use in processing poultry and on food generally.

The United States will provide information to Russia on the solutions companies use on poultry shipped to Russia, and will give Russia an updated list of poultry processing plants authorized to ship poultry to that country.