Brazil secures new chicken meat markets in Russia, Belarus

No-tariff quotas apply for all of 2024
calendar icon 22 December 2023
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Russia and Belarus have granted new zero-tariff quotas for chicken meat imported for domestic processing, which should boost Brazil's poultry product exports to Eastern Europe, Reuters reported, citing the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) on Thursday.

Brazil, home to companies like BRF SA and JBS SA, is the world's top chicken supplier with more than a third of the global trade.

No tariffs apply for imports of up to 140,000 metric tons of chicken meat for Russia, and 10,900 tons for Belarus, effective Dec. 12 and valid for all of 2024, thepoultry and pork lobby said.

"There is also a zero-tariff quota during the same period for imports equivalent to 1.2 billion eggs to Russia," ABPA said. "The Russian market remains closed to fresh eggs (imports) from Brazil, but negotiations are already underway for a possible opening," ABPA said.

Last week Russia renewed tariff-free chicken import quotas equivalent to 364,000 tons, ABPA said.

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