Russia Doubles US Meat and Poultry Quota

by 5m Editor
10 January 2011, at 9:42am

RUSSIA - The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has announced the initial distribution of 2011 tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) quantities to importers, which includes an increase US frozen beef quota allocation from 21,700 to 41,700 metric tons (MT).

This increase in US quota will result in significant reductions for ‘other countries’.

The poultry TRQ has been reduced to 350,000MT and narrowed in product scope, and will not have country-specific allocations in 2011.

Fresh beef, pork and pork trimming TRQ remain unchanged from 2010. MED will distribute the remaining TRQ quantities to importers by April 15, 2010.

“The American Meat Institute would like to thank Ambassador Siddiqui and the staff at the Office of the United States Representative (USTR) for their efforts in negotiating this increased allocation, which represents more than an estimated $75 million in additional 2011 frozen beef exports,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.