Russia: GOR Distributes Meat and Poultry TRQs for 2016

On November 21, 2015, the Russian Government issued a Decree on the distribution of Russia’s 2016 tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for beef, pork, and poultry. The TRQ allocations and the mechanism of their distribution appear to be consistent with Russia’s WTO commitments. The decree contains a provision that, should Russia’s food ban be lifted, country-specific 2016 TRQs for the U.S. and EU with regard to beef and poultry are to be distributed among eligible Russian importers within five working days.

Russia: GOR Distributes Meat and Poultry TRQs for 2016