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Pork Volume Doubled in Belarus

28 October 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

BELARUS - On 14 October 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published amendments to the list of commodities subject to tariff rate quota (TRQ) regulations in 2014 and the volumes of the tariff-rate quotas for imports of these goods into the Customs Union territory (i.e., Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus).

In particular, the Decision doubled the pork and boneless poultry TRQ volumes for Belarus in 2014, to 40MT and 20MT, respectively. The EEC Decision shall enter into force 10 days from the date of its official publication.

On October 14, 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision 189, “On Amendments to the List of Goods, which are Subject to Tariff-Rate Quotas in 2014, and the Volume of Tariff-Rate Quotas for Imports of these Goods into the Member States of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space.”

The Decision doubled pork and poultry TRQ volumes for Belarus in 2014. Specifically, the 2014 Belarusian TRQ for fresh, chilled, and frozen pork increased from 20MT to 40MT, while the TRQ for frozen deboned chicken meat rose from 10MT to 20MT.

The EEC Minister for Trade, Andrey Slepnev, publicly stated that Belarus had requested to increase its TRQ volumes to compensate for lower production because of the detection of African swine fever in the country.

The increased TRQ allocations for Belarus will enter into force 10 days from the date of the Decision’s official publication (i.e., 24 October, 2014).

ThePigSite News Desk

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