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End-of-quarter Update on EU Duty-free Beef Quota Usage

Shipments entering the European Union under the duty-free high-quality beef quota during the January-March quarter totaled 10,589 metric tons (mt), with another 60 mt awaiting allocation as of March 31.

Assuming this 60 mt is added to the quarterly total, this brings utilization for the January-March quarter to 10,649 mt, or 86 percent of the quota’s 12,371 mt capacity. Carryover into the April-June quarter (the final quarter of this quota year) is 999 mt, meaning that the remaining capacity for the quota year (which ends June 30) is 13,049 mt.