Ar­me­nian pro­duc­ers de­mand im­port re­stric­tions New poul­try as­so­ci­a­tion for Europe

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Ar­me­nian pro­duc­ers de­mand im­port re­stric­tions

Cheap chicken im­ports force down lo­cal prices and dam­ages busi­nesses, says Sergey Stepa­nyan, chair­man of Ar­me­nia’s Union of Poul­try Farm­ers, who called on that coun­try’s govern­ment to im­pose im­port re­stric­tions to as­sist poul­try farms that are op­er­at­ing at a loss.

Notwith­stand­ing a govern­ment pro­gramme aimed at in­creas­ing poul­try pro­duc­tion to grad­u­ally re­place im­ports, Stepa­nyan ar­gues that this can­not be ef­fec­tive if im­ports of cheap. Low qual­ity chicken parts con­tinue to flood the coun­try.

New poul­try as­so­ci­a­tion for Europe

In a move aimed at pro­mot­ing the com­mon in­ter­ests of its mem­bers be­fore the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, sev­eral or­gan­i­sa­tions have joined to­gether to form the Euro­pean Live Poul­try Hatch­ing Egg As­so­ci­a­tion.

These in­clude EPB (poul­try breed­ers), AEH (hatch­eries)

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