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Quotas for various types of agricultural products allocated btwn EAEU countries

by August 21, 2017 Key Issues

According to the Commission, the distribution of the volume of tariff quotas between the EAEU member states is entrusted to the EEC Collegium in accordance with the Agreement on the EAEU. At the same time, volumes of consumption and production of certain types of products in the territory of the countries of the Union are taken into account.

“At present, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan fully cover their needs in rice. In Armenia, with respect to such varieties of rice in 2018, a zero rate of customs duties will be applied in connection with the effect of the transitional provisions agreed upon country’s accession to the Union. Therefore, the quota will be distributed between Belarus and Russia. The countries will receive 961 tons and 9 039 tons, respectively”, the EEC noted.

Russia and Belarus will share a tariff quota for some types of long-grain rice from Vietnam in the amount of 10 thousand tons. So much rice can be delivered to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in 2018 under the Free Trade Agreement between the EAEU and Vietnam with a zero rate of customs duty.

According to the Commission, for rice imported in excess of the quota, you will have to pay 10% of the customs duty but not less than 0.03 euros per 1 kg.

Members of the EEC Collegium decided to distribute quotas for various types of meat and dairy products imported into the EAEU using a reduced customs duty rate. Since in Armenia, with respect to the goods in question, the rate of customs duties is applied lower than that stipulated by the Unified Customs Tariff of the Unified Customs Tariff, the quotas were distributed among four countries of the Union in accordance with their proposals.

Kazakhstan will have 21,000 tons of cattle, 140,000 tons of poultry, 570,000 tons of meat for the Russian Federation, 430,000 tons for pork, 364,000 tons for poultry, wheat – 15 thousand tons. Besides, Belarus will receive 20 thousand tons of pork, 10 thousand tons of chickens and 0.9 thousand tons of turkey meat. 3,5 thousand tons of cattle will be sent to the Kyrgyz Republic , pork – 3,5 thousand tons, poultry – 58 thousand tons.

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