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Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said at a press conference on the 13th that China and the EU had conducted several rounds of consultations on the EU's opening of new poultry quotas to China, and reached an agreement on November 30. The EU agreed to open up to China's poultry products. The new tariff quotas include a national quota of 6,600 tons of duck meat and a global quota of 5,000 tons of chicken. This new regulation is expected to come into effect in the first quarter of 2019.
China's EU poultry meat quota increased to 10,000 tons
my country is the second largest producer of poultry meat in the world, with an annual output of more than 18 million tons of poultry meat, and exports account for about 10%. China and Europe have had a long-standing dispute over poultry meat quotas.
From 2006 to 2008, China's poultry products were affected by avian influenza and there was almost no export to the EU. Therefore, the EU refused to give China a separate country-specific quota when it started negotiations on the poultry quota reduction table in 2009, and in 2012, 96% of poultry meat The quotas are given to Brazil and Thailand, and China can only compete with other countries for about 4% of the global quotas, and the excess part must pay high tariffs.
China resorted to the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2015. In March 2017, the WTO released the report of the expert group of the case, ruling that the EU’s allocation of tariff quotas for duck meat products violated WTO rules, and the chicken quotas given to Brazil and Thailand cannot be fixed.
Since then, in order to implement the WTO ruling, China and the EU have gone through more than ten rounds of quota allocation negotiations and finally reached an agreement. Yu Lu, vice president of the China Food and Soil Chamber of Commerce, said that the conclusion of the agreement will create a fairer trading environment for the export of my country's poultry meat industry and achieve a substantial increase in the export of China's poultry meat products to Europe.
According to the agreement signed with the EU, the industry predicts that the annual export of chicken products will exceed 25,000 tons, an increase of 25%, and that of duck products will exceed 18,000 tons, an increase of nearly 50%.
Poultry meat export enterprises directly benefit
From January to October 2018, my country exported 428,000 tons of poultry meat, of which 28,000 tons were exported to the EU, accounting for 6.5% of my country's poultry meat exports, with an export value of US$100 million, accounting for 6.7% of my country's total poultry meat exports. The EU's restrictive measures have had a huge impact on China's poultry meat exports.
The relevant person in charge of Henan Huaying, which exports duck meat as its core business, said: "Before the export control of duck meat, the tariff outside the quota was as high as 2,765 euros per ton, so it was unable to compete with Thailand in the international market.
The acquisition of the quota is conducive to improving the company's EU business operation capabilities, improving the company's product structure, driving the adjustment of the product industry chain, and forming a complementary advantage between export and domestic sales.
The relevant person in charge of Shandong Fengxiang, a chicken export company, said: "The EU and China have a very high market complementarity. Chinese people don't like to eat chicken breasts, but Westerners like to eat chicken breasts, or even only eat chicken breasts. How to keep chicken fresh.
Therefore, this time it is not only for the benefit of Chinese chicken companies, but also for the benefit of European consumers, which is a win-win situation.
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