Russia releases meat import quotas for 2012
Russia just established the beef, pork and broiler import quotas for the coming year. Fresh beef was assigned a quota of 30,000 metric tons, while frozen beef was assigned 530,000 metric tons, the same volume of 2011.
Pork was assigned 400,000 metric tons; while chicken was assigned 250,000 metric tons. Frozen giblets were assigned a quota of 70,000 metric tons and frozen turkey was assigned 10,000 metric tons. The final volume of fresh beef must grow to 40,000 metric tons and of chicken giblets to 100,000 metric tons as soon as the country effectively joins OMC, which is forecast for early next year.