The U.S. and Russia signed a market access agreement that provides a country-specific quota for U.S. pork, beef and poultry for each year of the agreement (2005-2009). The 2005 U.S. quota is 53,800 metric tons.

U.S. Trade Rep. Rob Portman said, “This agreement will help provide stable access to a very important market for U.S. poultry, beef and pork, and a vehicle through which we can address some of the difficult market access issues.”