A snout of Canada-Russia trade

A snout of Canada-Russia trade
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Small grounds of once established cooperation

On June 27, 2018, Genetic and Selective Breeding Centre “Znamenskiy” imported to Oryol 35 purebred pedigree pigs from Canada on the basis of two authorizations of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation.

Canada, together with 52 other countries listed on the official website of the above-mentioned Russian Federal Service, is certified by Russian authorities as meeting requirements for veterinary import set by the state. Import to Russia of the following types of goods is allowed from Canada:

  • Bestial, anatomic and paleontological collections;
  • Cats and dogs;
  • Other small domestic animals, including birds, reptiles, rodents, etc.

Since 2014, in response to Canadian sanctions against Russia, Russia introduced its import bans on Canadian food products. According to Ru-Stat, in 2013, these categories of the Canadian export to Russia amounted to around $ 550 million. In 2017, this number dropped to $ 74 million, while the entire import from Canada to Russia decreased by a factor of two, coming to $ 971 million last year. In February 2018, the Federal Service lifted its previous temporary restrictions on import of Canadian live poultry and meat, hatching eggs and other products connected with breeding, which had been introduced over the threat of avian flu.

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