The US manufacturers are ready to supply Russia with chicken at the best prices

© Fotolia / monticelllloКуры at the poultry farm. Archival photoThe US manufacturers are ready to supply Russia with chicken at the best prices© Fotolia / monticellllo

The US would supply Russia with poultry products, for example — legs, at lower prices than are now on the Russian market, told reporters the President of the branch organization the Council on export of poultry and eggs (USAPEEC) James Sumner.

«I’m sure many companies would like to have access to the Russian market. We could probably still supply products to Russia, for example, legs, at very competitive prices, possibly at lower prices than domestic,» said Sumner on the sidelines of the International exhibition of poultry and pork products SIAVS 2017.

«We could do today, but I’m not sure that our authorities can address these issues. And until that day comes, we will have to do without Russia», — he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 August 2014 signed a decree banning the import into Russia of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food from countries that imposed anti-Russian sanctions: US, EU States, Canada, Australia and Norway. The next day the government approved the list of prohibited products: the ban covers meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products.

As the preservation of Western sanctions, Russia also extended and your response. A ban on the supply of foreign products is valid until the end of 2018.

The place of Russia, Mexico has taken

Speaking at a panel session of the exhibition SIAVS, Sumner said that Russia in 2009 was the largest export market for U.S. broiler shipments in Russia were exported 20.5% of the products. Another 19.9% in export growth was led by China at 10.4%, Mexico, 4.6% of Hong Kong, 4,5% Iraq 4,1% Cuba.

The remaining countries accounted for 36.1% of exports of U.S. broilers. By 2016 the situation has changed.

«She left Russia, and left China. Our new number one market is Mexico, then Hong Kong, Canada, Taiwan, Angola and Cuba. We had to be very flexible to changes, because the changed international environment, some countries have begun to adopt a more protectionist policy, for example, Russia and China», — said the head of USAPEEC.

So, at the end of last year, Mexico is 21.9% of U.S. exports of this product in Hong Kong and 9.8%, Canada 6%, Taiwan 5.8 percent, Angola is 4.6%, Cuba 3.5%, the rest of the country was 48.5%. Most promising for the American manufacturers export market, Sumner said China, the supply of birds which is for US forbidden.

The specifics of the Russian market

Sumner acknowledged that Russia is now sufficiently provides itself with poultry the production of poultry products in the country is now more advanced than in the early 1990-ies, when the US supplied to Russia «Bush’s legs».

Answering the question of how the losses suffered by American companies because of the ban of import of poultry meat from the United States, he noted that it depends on the considered period of time.

«In the past our quota for Russia amounted to 250 thousand tons, or about $ 250 million a year. Now we have zero, so this is a major loss from the private market,» — said the President of the USAPEEC.

«Yeah, we never liked to lose markets. But we always had to provide additional documents, to perform additional checks to comply with Russian standards. It was always difficult, although not for all companies to go through the bureaucracy to match (Russian requirements — ed.)», — he added.

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«If we talk about joint ventures of American companies — I don’t know. Every time you consider a joint venture, the main question is the risk, how great is the risk, if you arrive in a country like Russia, where we do not know what will be the policy, how it will change. We can say that it is a bigger risk than to organize production in the US, where we know what will happen tomorrow,» — said the head of the USAPEEC.