December 30, 2011
Ukraine's licensing of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat imports, which was introduced in April 2011, has been extended by the Cabinet of Ministers to 2012.
According to the document, the licensing of imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat has also been extended for next year.
According to the State Statistics Service, in January-October 2011, imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat totalled 48,340 tonnes for US$48.36 million, while exports reached 45,710 tonnes worth US$72.35 million. Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat amounted to 23,220 tonnes for US$19.97 million, while exports - 30 tonnes worth US$60,000.
In 2010, imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat amounted to 154,620 tonnes worth US$176.63 million, whereas exports - 32,460 tonnes worth US$41.37 million. Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat totalled 42,030 tonnes worth US$36.43 million, and exports - 20 tonnes worth US$40,000.
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