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Ukraine Extends Licensing of Poultry Meat Imports

by 5m Editor
30 December 2011, at 9:59am

UKRAINE - The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the licensing of imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat in 2012, which was introduced in April 2011. A respective government resolution of 26 December was made public on 29 December.

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 totaled 48,340 tons for US$48.36 million, while exports reached 45,710 tons worth USD 72.35 million. Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat amounted to 23,220 tons for US$19.97 million, while exports - 30 tons worth US$60,000.

According to Blackseagrain, in 2010, imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat amounted to 154,620 tons worth US$176.63 million, whereas exports - 32,460 tons worth US$41.37 million. Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat totaled 42,030 tons worth US$36.43 million, and exports - 20 tons worth US$40,000.