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Russia Shows Interest in Bangladesh Shrimp

BANGLADESH - Russian importers have recently shown great interest in the Bangladesh shrimp market, leading to expectations of increased imports.

According to The New Nation, the interest was shown by Russian Deputy Minister for Agriculture Vladimir Izmailov while inaugurating the fifth International Exhibition of Seafood Russia-2008 in Crocus Expo Moscow, Russia, from June 4-6.

The news agency reports that Vladimir visited Bangladesh pavilion at the three-day fair and expressed his eagerness to import shrimps from Bangladeshi. He urged the Bangladesh exporters to comply with the Food Regulations of the Russian Veterinary Department.

Russian buyers have been importing Bangladesh shrimps significantly since 2006 and the export volume has now stood at 20 million US dollars.

Bangladesh participated in the exhibition in association with Russia Export Promotion Bureau and Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporters Association.

View The New Nation story by clicking here.