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Russia Sets Quotas for Meat Imports

by 5m Editor
22 March 2005, at 12:00a.m.

RUSSIA - Making good on its threat to retaliate against the European Union&#39;s decision to slap import quotas on Russian grain, the government Friday set annual quotas on imports of poultry, beef and pork, according to media reports. It was unclear, however, when the quotas would start. Interfax quoted a government source who wished to remain anonymous as saying Friday that the quotas would take immediate effect. But Kommersant reported Saturday that under a resolution signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov on Friday, the poultry barrier would go up at the end of April, while protections for domestic beef and pork producers would have to wait until amendments to customs legislation pass the State Duma. <i>Source: TheMoscowTimes</i>

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