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Russia increases import quota for poultry in 2006

by 5m Editor
13 December 2005, at 12:00am

RUSSIA - The Russian government has increased the import quota for poultry from 1.09 million tonnes in 2005 to more than 1.13 million tonnes in 2006. The United States will supply 841,300 tonnes of poultry in 2006 (811,900 tonnes in 2005), the European Union 220,600 tonnes (205,000 in 2005), Paraguay 5,000 tonnes (5,000 tonnes in 2005), and other countries 63,900 tonnes (68,100 tonnes in 2005). The import duty for poultry supplies under the quotas from January 1 to December 31, 2006 will be 25 percent but no less than 0.2 euros for one kilogram. Supplies above the quotas will be charged at a rate of 60 percent but no less than 0.48 euros for one kilogram. <i>Source: ITAR-TASS</i>

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