Key Topic – Pork to Macedonia
Located on the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Though it has a population of just over 2 million, Macedonia imports a considerable volume of pork from the European Union. Last year the EU reported 9,459 metric tons (mt) of pork exports to Macedonia, valued at $26 million. Canada has been Macedonia’s other main pork supplier in recent years, although exports in 2014 were just 1,353 mt (down 72 percent year-over-year), valued at $3.6 million.
While Macedonia has been a candidate for EU membership for some time, it has not yet entered formal accession negotiations with the EU and hasn’t adopted EU requirements for imported meat.