A "surge". It is in these words that Yann Nédélec, director of the interprofession of the French poultry sector ANVOL, describes the boom in imports of Ukrainian poultry on the French market. In the first half of 2023, they jumped by 74% in one year. On paper, not enough to panic: Ukrainian imports represented only 8.1 million euros over this period, or less than 1% of total poultry imports in France, and therefore far behind the quotas from Thailand or Brazil. But the profession is not fooled. "Poultry from Ukraine is first cut up, processed in Dutch or Hungarian factories before arriving in France," says Yann Nédélec. Once processed in European factories, meat loses its traceability.
According to the federation, "15 to 25,000 tons of Ukrainian poultry" enter the European continent each month on average. A surge confirmed by the European Commission itself: according to...
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