Eurasian Economic Commission on November 21 published its tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for 2013 for poultry and meat with a TRQ for poultry of 474,900 metric tons scheduled for the Customs Union Territory (Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus), according to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service November 27 GAIN Report from Moscow. The report noted that Russia’s TRQ quantities “appear consistent with its WTO commitments.”

Russia’s 2013 TRQ for poultry is 364,000 tons, 22,670 tons above the 2012 TRQ of 341,330 tons.  Of the total TRQ for poultry, the European Union was allocated 80,000 tons of frozen deboned chicken and other World Trade Organization member states were allocated 20,000 tons.  The Russian TRQ for frozen, bone-in chicken halves or quarters and frozen bone-in chicken legs and cuts thereof is 250,000 tons; and14,000 tons for  for frozen deboned turkey meat and frozen cuts of bone-in turkey.

Kazakhstan reduced its TRQ for poultry from 110,000 tons to 100,000 tons in 2013.  Belarus’ poultry TRQ was also reduced from 15,000 tons in 2012 to 10,900 tons in 2013. The proposed TRQ allocations come into force on December 21, 2012. The GAIN Report is available  here.