Yushen, executive president of the Russian National Meat Association, said that Russian meat imports have been reduced to a minimum, and Russian meat and meat products exports will exceed 350,000 tons in 2018.
Among them, poultry meat exports will be greater than imports, while pork imports will be significantly reduced, and domestic production will grow rapidly. In particular, the Russian animal husbandry and aquaculture industry is quite strong and mature, and there is no concern about the impact of imported products. In fact, meat in non-embargoed countries is also less competitive than Russian products, and even without any restrictions, these countries are not able to supply sufficient quantities of products under licenses. In particular, reducing imports and active exports will be our main tasks.