Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2016 TRQs
On August 20, 2015, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 99 of August 18, 2015, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry and whey into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Unchanged from 2015, Russia’s TRQ volumes appear consistent with its WTO commitments. Belarus TRQ volumes also remained unchanged, while Kazakhstan will increase access for beef and poultry while slashing its TRQ for pork in 2016. The EEC decision does not establish any TRQs for new EAEU members Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.