Brazil agrees on poultry quotas
New quotas for imports of poultry from Brazil have
been agreed with the EU.
There is now a tariff of more than Euro1000/t for products over quota, says
Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior industry analyst at Rabobank
however are continuing with Thailand, which has yet to agree to its new quotas.
Salted fillets, turkey products and cooked chicken are provided for, but not
uncooked chicken product.
"The good thing for the European poultry sector is
that the out-of-quota levies for cooked chicken and turkey meat are
significantly higher than before. This will save the production of cooked
processed meat in Europe," said Mulder.
On the absence of uncooked processed
meat in the proposals, Brazil is an important and growing supplier of these
He suggested the Thai broiler processors and exporters had already
said the current quota would be too small for Thailand, so an agreement would
not be easy to reach.
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