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Olympic breakfast waiting for delivery

Greek yogurt destined for the breakfast tables of American Olympic athletes in Sochi is caught{} in a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.{} Chobani is the Team USA sponsor.{} The company, which is based in upstate New York, says it has 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt sitting in a refrigerated warehouse waiting to be flown to the Olympic village.

Russian authorities say the U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to provide a certificate that is required for dairy products under its customs rules.{}{} {}A USDA spokeswoman says the agency is working with its Russian counterpart to reach a solution to allow the Chobani shipment to go through despite the lack of agreement on general trade requirements for dairy products.

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