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Brazil Agriculture Minister to Discuss Russian Meat Ban Tomorrow

March 29, 2012

Brazilian agriculture minister Mendes Ribeiro Filho will travel to Russia to discuss a ban on shipments of meat from certain companies from the South American country, he said in an interview in London today.

The Brazilian delegation is flying to Russia today and will meet with Russian authorities tomorrow, he said in the interview.

Russia imposed a ban on imports of meat from some Brazilian companies in the states of Parana, Mato Grosso and Rio Grande do Sul in June, according to Rosselkhoznadzor, a food safety watchdog in Russia.

To contact the reporters on this story: Isis Almeida in London at ialmeida3@bloomberg.net; Karen Eeuwens in London at keeuwens@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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