Russia raises US pork quotas for 2008
Russia has raised its quotas for US pork, poultry and
frozen beef imports for 2008, according to Interfax News Agency.
Its pork import quota has risen to 49,800 metric tonnes from 49,000. Poultry
imports have gone up to 901,400 metric tonnes from 871,400 and frozen beef
to18,300 metric tonnes from 18,100.
At the same time, import duties have
been raised on pork and poultry and lowered on beef.
For fresh, chilled
and frozen pork, duties have increased to 60% of the customs value but no less
than €1 per kilo, from 50%, but no less than €0.83 per kilo.
The duty on imports of poultry and poultry by-products has been raised to
60%, but no less than €0.48 per kilo from 50%, but no less than €0.4 per
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