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USDA International Egg and Poultry


17 January 2013

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Thailand

United States (U.S.) January-November cumulative total turkey meat exports to Thailand since 2002 have been trending higher. However, for the January-November, 2012 time frame turkey meat exports declined 29%. Even though total U.S. turkey meats so far are down for 2012, over the last several years frozen whole turkeys have increased and for the January-November 2012 period are 6% higher than the same time frame in 2011.

Thailand is part of the Southeast Asia Region for U.S. poultry exports. For the January-November 2012 period Thailand is ranked third in the Southeast Asia Region for total turkey meat exports. The Southeast Asia Region ranks fifth out of 14 regions of the world for total turkey meat exports.

U.S. egg product exports have also been generally increasing over the last 10 years to Thailand. However, total egg product exports for the January-November time frame have declined over the last 2 years and so far for 2012 they are down 55% from 2011 for the same time frame. For U.S. egg product exports Thailand currently ranks fourth in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia ranks fourth in the world. Currently, the U.S. is only exporting limited volumes of broiler meat and other poultry meat to Thailand.

Thailand does not have price supports or export subsidy programs for poultry. Thailand protects its poultry market through the Royal Thai Government’s use of non-transparent control import permits, high WTO bound rates of import tariffs (currently 30% for chilled or frozen uncooked meat and 40% for cooked chicken meat) and an import fee on uncooked products.

Even though none of the barriers exist for U.S. turkey meat exports to Thailand, shortly after the Thai Department of Livestock (DLD) strengthened requirements for audits of production systems involving livestock and uncooked meat products from exporting countries, several Thai importers reported that the DLD refused to grant import permits of U.S. turkey meat to Thailand. In response, the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service conducted discussions and persuaded the DLD to grant “grandfather” status to Thai companies that imported turkey meat from U.S. manufacturers already exporting to Thailand. The grandfather rule enabled businesses to keep exporting until the DLD completes its audits.

Sources: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service; USDA/FAS GAIN Reports TH7093 and TH2136

US Poultry Exports to Thailand January-November Comparisons
(Metric Tons)

Source: Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service

US Turkey Meat Exports January-November Comparisons
(Metric Tons)

Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service

Thailand Import Statistics Commodity: Turkey Meat Year To Date: January-December

Source of Data – Thai Custom Department
Source: USDA/FAS GAIN Report TH2136

US Egg Product Exports January-November Comparisons
(Metric Tons)

Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics/USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service

January 2013

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