Central American poultry export quota
An export trading company established under rules of the US
Departments of Commerce and Justice has received an export trade certificate of
review to administer the quota volume of 21,800 metric tons of chicken
legs, under the terms of the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade
Agreement finalised in 2005.
The export trading company will be governed by a multinational board of
directors and the administrator will implement an auction system to disperse
export certificates based on bids submitted by importers in the four Central
American countries (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala) and the
Initially the entire quota of 21,800 metric tons for 2006 will be
assigned to Guatemala. Two auctions will be held in August and September 2006
Proceeds from the auction will be used to cover the administrative costs of
the programme and to fund export market development, educational, scientific and
technical projects in the USA and the importing countries. It is noted that the
projected volume of exports represents 0.88% of the projected 2006 volume of
2.48 million metric tons.
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