Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2017 TRQs

On August 31, 2016, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision No. 97 of August 30, 2016, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry and whey into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Unchanged from 2016, Russia’s TRQ volumes appear consistent with its WTO commitments. Belarus and Kazakhstan TRQ volumes also remained unchanged. TRQ volumes for Kyrgyzstan appeared for pork and poultry in 2016. The EEC decision does not establish any TRQs for new EAEU member Armenia. The current members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia.

Russia: Eurasian Economic Commission Announces 2017 TRQs