Russia blocks EU meat in certification row

RUSSIA - Russia said on Wednesday it had blocked meat imports from the European Union in a dispute over veterinary certificates, leaving beef, pork and poultry piling up at ports and threatening millions of dollars in trade. "From June 1, new veterinary certificates became effective and therefore we have stopped accepting meat shipments from the European Union accompanied by old certificates," a spokeswoman from Russia's agriculture ministry said in Moscow.
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