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Russia resumes importing beef and pork from the world’s largest beef exporter, Brazil



Recently, Russia has resumed importing beef and pork from 12 subsidiaries of Brazil. Russia imposed restrictions on Brazilian pork and beef since 2017, as Brazilian producers used a chemical named feed additive ractopamine. A number of Russian cities including Moscow have also allowed importing beef from three units of major Brazilian beef exporters to keep up with the domestic supply. Besides this, Russia has planned to offer a duty-free import quota for up to 200,000 tons of beef in the coming year. This quota would be an advantageous opportunity for Brazil, the world’s largest beef exporter, to target and cover the Russian market.

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