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Russia reopens its market for Colombian beef

Staff Writer | December 21, 2017
Russia announced the reopening of its market to Colombian beef after Colombia regained its FMD-free status.
Colombia beef
Food trade   FMD-free status
The announcement was made by the Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, María Lorena Gutiérrez.

She posted on her Twitter account that the first exports should come out in January.

"After the recertification of the country as free of foot-and-mouth disease, Russia, as the main buyer of beef, announced the reopening of its market. The first exports will come out in January," she wrote.

The World Organization for Animal Health restored Colombia's sanitary status as a country free of foot-and-mouth disease with vaccination less than six months after outbreaks hit three Colombian states earlier this year.