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Govt Announces Further Cuts in Meat Import Quotas

by 5m Editor
24 November 2010, at 9:52am

RUSSIA - Following an announcement just last week that the government will cut the poultry meat import quota by one-third for next year, it now says it will reduce it further – to 50 per cent of this year's level. The pork import quota is also reduced, while that for beef remain unchanged.

The Russian government will halve the poultry imports quotas in 2011, First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov announced yesterday (23 November), reports Itar-Tass. "We've made the decision," he said.

"The beef and pork quotas will remain the same, we'll need these imports, but as for poultry quotas, they reached almost 700,000 tons last year, and we're leaving half for next year – 350,000 tons. We'll try to distribute them evenly throughout the year," the first deputy prime minister said.

Earlier, the government planned to set the poultry import quotas at 550,000 tons in 2011, versus 600,000 tons in 2010.

It was also planned to bring down pork quotas from 472,100 tons in 2011 to 425,100 tons in 2012.

Chilled beef and frozen beef quotas will remain the same for the next two years, at 30,000 tons and 530,000 tons, respectively.

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