Russian Federation: Livestock and Products 2008

by 5m Editor
21 November 2008, at 1:00pm

RUSSIA - The Russian government announced Resolution #828 on November 7, 2008 that establishes beef, pork and poultry import volumes and custom duty rates applicable to in-quota and out-of-quota imports for 2009. The main portion of the meat import quota will be distributed between importers of meat products from 2005-2007.

The Russian government announced Resolution No. 828 on November 7, 2008 that establishes beef, pork and poultry import volumes and customs duty rates applicable to inquota and out-of-quota imports for the year of 2009. The TRQ volumes and tariff rates are consistent with the 2005 meat agreement.

The main portion of meat import quotas will be distributed between the participants of foreign trade activities that imported meat products from 2005-2007, in proportion to the volumes of their shipments. The Russian government did not include 2008 figures in determining 2009 quota allocations due to concerns that meat importers would rush increase purchases at the end of the year using out-of-quota channels. This, in turn, could lead to oversupply in the market and push domestic prices down. 2009 TRQ quantities which exceed the 2008 TRQs will be allocated to new companies.

According to Resolution No. 828, 25 percent of beef, pork and poultry TRQ volumes for 2009 will be distributed among companies by December 10, 2008. 100 percent of the TRQ will be distributed by April 10, 2009.

The original Russian text can be found at the official Russian government website.

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