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Japan plans lifting ban on Russian chicken imports

June 25, 2019 00:00:00

TOKYO, June 24 (TASS): 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.

Fresh chicken would be subjected to thorough inspections both locally in Russia and by the Japanese Customs services.

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