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  • 27 Aug 2020, 11:50

The Center for Agroanalytics under the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia informs that the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) decided to keep quotas on meat imports in the Russian Federation in 2021 at the current year level.

In particular, the quota for the import of beef next year will be 570 thousand tons (including 40 thousand tons of chilled meat), and the quota for the import of poultry meat - 364 thousand tons (100 thousand tons of minced meat, 250 thousand tons of halves and quarters of broiler carcasses, 14 thousand tons of frozen turkey meat).

Previously, there was a pork import quota, but in 2020 it was replaced by a 25 percent duty as part of Russia's obligations to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Quotas for meat imports in the Russian Federation were introduced in 2003. There is a zero customs duty within the quotas limits, while the import of meat in excess of the established volume is taxed at a rate of 65%.