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Animal Products: Import Duties

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 391-4W, on the Common Agricultural Policy, what the cash amount of the tariff on (a) beef imports from Brazil, (b) butter imports from New Zealand, (c) lamb imports from New Zealand and (d) poultry meat from (i) Brazil and (ii) Thailand was in the last week for which figures are available. (243524)

I have been asked to reply.

For the week beginning 1 December, the most recent week for which figures are available, Customs duty paid on non-processed bovine meat imported from Brazil totalled £37,637.39. The Customs duty paid on non-processed poultry meat imported from Brazil totalled £206,851.17.

Non-processed lamb from New Zealand was imported during this period but no Customs duty was paid due to preferential rates.

There were no imports of butter from New Zealand or non-processed poultry meat from Thailand.