Russia is trying to resume its poultry exports to Japan.Russian experts believe that in addition to the high export potential of the Japanese market, exports to this country can help to produce more diverse products in the Russian poultry industry.
Russian poultry producers are trying to export more poultry products with more added value.
According to estimates, the country imported more than 571,000 tons of animal protein products worth more than $ 1.3 billion in 2019.
Most of these imports came from Brazil, Thailand, the United States, Hungary, France, Turkey, Spain, Malaysia, Poland, and the Philippines.
In 2019, many news networks reported that initial agreements had been reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
Some experts believed that Abe was trying to use the deal to improve the post-World War II peace situation between the two countries.
Following the news, some experts speculated that the Tokyo government would probably consider only certain areas where the disease is less likely to occur to import poultry products from Russia.
It should be noted that the Japanese poultry industry market, as one of the largest importers of these products in the world, has been closed to Russian products since 2005.
It remains to be seen how such an agreement will be reached, given that both countries are battling the highly pathogenic avian influenza in their industrial poultry.