Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has extended the licensing of imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat, introduced in April 2011, into 2012, according to reports. The licensing of imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat has also been extended for 2012.

According to the State Statistics Service, in January through October 2011, imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat totaled 48,340 tons (US$48.36 million), while exports reached 45,710 tons (US$72.35 million). Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat amounted to 23,220 tons (US$19.97 million), while exports came in at 30 tons (US$60,000).

In 2010, imports of fresh, chilled or frozen poultry meat amounted to 154,620 tons (US$176.63 million), whereas exports equaled 32,460 tons (US$41.37 million). Imports of lard without lean parts, pork fat and poultry fat totaled 42,030 tons (US$36.43 million), and exports came in at 20 tons (US$40,000).