Malaysia may resume seafood exports to Russia

November 16, 2010 17:02
Malaysian export of seafood products to Russia is expected to be resumed by the end of the year 2010, reports .

This follows the discussions held between Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (MATRADE) and Russia's Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

More specifically, to cancel the current ban for exportation of Malaysian seafood products to Russia and to speed up the process of resuming exports to Russia the Russian vets proposed a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed.

In January 2009 Russian vets released its requirements to Malaysian fish processing plants approved for exportation to the Russian Federation.

Both sides agreed to fulfill the requirements in order to resume Malaysian export to Russia.

Among the exported species are prawns, shrimps, lobsters, various fish species, squid, cuttlefish and octopus.

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