Russia Raises Pork and Poultry Quotas

by 5m Editor
16 December 2008, at 6:37am

RUSSIA - The Russian Economic Development Ministry said Friday it raised the import quota for pork in 2009 to 531,900 metric tons from 493,500 metric tons in 2008, according to media reports.

The US share of the 2009 pork import quota was increased to 100,000 metric tons from 40,300 metric tons in 2008, reports Meatingplace.

At the same time, the ministry said it will raise for one year the import duty for pork imported above the quota level to 75 per cent of the contract price, from 60 per cent in 2008.

As previously reported, Russia has reduced its poultry import quota to 952,000 metric tons from 1.212 million metric tons in 2008. The US share of that quota was decreased to 750,000 metric tons from 931,000 metric tons.

Over the same period, the import duty for poultry imported above the government-set import quota is raised to 95 per cent of the contract price from 60 per cent.