EU revises guide prices for poultry imports
Under the new rules, which should come into force in July, the EU has set a representative price for 100kg of frozen chicken legs coming from Brazil at €135, while 100kg of frozen boneless cuts coming from Argentina have been given a guide price of €294; from Brazil €220.50; Chile €315.70; and Thailand €254.60.
If these prices are exceeded, World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules allow for additional duty to be charged. The Commission has also set a new guide price for frozen boneless cuts of turkey from Brazil at €312.50 per 100kg, and €323.60 per 100kg from Chile. And for sales of uncooked chicken preparations from Brazil, it is €267.90. Meanwhile, for Argentina, exports of frozen whole chicken, with 70% weight being water, the guide price is €122.40 per 100kg; and where 65% is water, the price is €134.30 for Argentine exports and €147.40 for products from Brazil.
These prices come into force when they are written into the EU Official Journal. They are kept under review by the Commission.