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North American Meat Institute Troubled by Russia’s Extension of Ban on Meat Products

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Attribute Statement to Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter

“We were extremely troubled by news today that Russia intends to extend its unjustified ban on U.S. meat and other agricultural products. Continuing this ban ignores the free trade obligations that came with Russia’s 2012 decision to join the World Trade Organization. The U.S. meat and poultry industry supports free trade and strives to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to the safe trade of these products. Establishing and maintaining open and fair trading systems and standards are the best means of ensuring the delivery of the best and safest food products to consumer around the world.”

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