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  • 31 Jan 2018, 09:06

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance announced on Saturday that Moroccan authorities have approved the import of Russia’s beef products.

According to Morocco World News, an official statement read: "The Kingdom of Morocco will open its market to Russian beef and beef products, which will help increase the volume of trade between the two countries."

The approval came after a Moroccan delegation of the National Office for the Sanitary Safety of Food Products (ONSSA) visited Russian meat companies "to ensure compliance with veterinary and sanitary standards in Morocco."

"The volume of bilateral trade should be in line with the potential of both countries and their strong economic relations," added the statement.

The competent authorities of both countries "will soon adopt veterinary certificates to accompany meat deliveries in Morocco."

The two parties also signed a veterinary certification for deliveries of fish, as well as vegetable and beekeeping productions, to Morocco.