December 19, 2011
Customs Union members, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, have set 2012 import quotas for beef, pork and poultry, the Customs Union's press service announced Friday (Dec 16).
Russia's 2012 refrigerated beef import quota is 30,000 tonnes, to be increased to 40,000 tonnes when Russia becomes a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which is expected early next year. Russia's frozen beef import quota is 530,000 tonnes. These import quotas are the same as in 2011.
Russia's 2012 pork import quota is 400,000 tonnes and pork trimmings import quota is 30,000 tonnes. In 2011 Russia's pork import quota is 472,100 tonnes and pork trimmings import quota is 27,900 tonnes.
Russia's 2012 poultry import quota is 250,000 tonnes, frozen poultry mince import quota 70,000 tonnes, and frozen turkey mince import quota 10,000 tonnes. The total mince import quota will be increased to 100,000 tonnes when Russia joins the WTO.
This year Russia's poultry import quota is 350,000 tonnes, with no special provision for mince import quotas.
Belarus' 2012 total beef import quota is 2,500 tonnes, pork import quota 60,000 tonnes, and poultry import quota 15,000 tonnes.
Kazakhstan's 2012 refrigerated beef import quota is 20,000 tonnes, frozen beef import quota 13,900 tonnes, pork import quota 9,400 tonnes, and poultry import quota 110,000 tonnes.