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Quarterly Allocation of EU Duty-free Beef Quota Approaching Critical Phase

After November volumes moderated to some degree, beef shipments under the EU’s duty-free high-quality beef quota were large this week.

As of Dec. 4, tonnage used had reached 9,941 metric tons (mt), with another 580 mt awaiting allocation. The volume available for this quarter is 12,233 mt (the normal 12,050 mt allocation, plus 183 mt carried over from the July-September quarter). This means shipments are now on pace to bring the quarterly allocation to its critical phase (90 percent utilized) by Monday, Dec. 8, and for the quarterly allocation to reach full capacity by Dec. 16.

If you have questions or concerns about shipments en route or awaiting clearance, please email Thad Lively or John Brook or call 303-623-6328.