Japan plans lifting ban on Russian chicken imports

26 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

TOKYO: Japan intends to allow imports of fresh chicken from Russia as part of earlier reached agreements on the expansion of bilateral trade as well as to help to meet the growing domestic demand for the product, Nikkei Asian Review daily reported on Monday.

According to the daily, a relevant agreement is expected to be signed following a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28-29, reports TASS.

Fresh chicken would be subjected to thorough inspections both locally in Russia and by the Japanese Customs services. The products are expected to be delivered from the Russian regions of Tula and Bryansk, which are located to the south of Moscow.

“The deal will also include an expansion of Russian facilities to produce such processed meat as sausages for the Japanese market, as well as an increase in Russian purchases of Japanese wagyu beef,” the daily reported.