Sens. Call On Russia To Ease Meat Trade Barriers

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 12:03 PM EST) -- Sens. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have accused the Russian government of imposing “baseless” restrictions on U.S. beef, pork and poultry producers' access to Russian markets, urging U.S. trade officials to take action during talks this week to reopen the critical markets.

Lincoln and Chambliss — chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry — said in a Jan. 15 letter to President Barack Obama that recent actions by the Russian government had created “nonscientific barriers to...
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