Russia has cut its 2010 import quotas for U.S. meat allowed in at low duty rates from levels set for 2009, according to an industry source reported by Reuters.

The 2010 import quota for poultry is set at 600,000 tons, down from 750,000 tons in 2009, the source said. For pork, the 2010 quota was cut to 57,500 tons, down from 100,000 tons in 2009.

Russian imports of U.S. meat have declined over the past two years as Russia, a top market for U.S. meat products, moves to become more self-sufficient in meat production.

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