Imports and exports of poultry meat from the EU have declined.
Estimates show that imports and exports of these products during the first half of 2020 have decreased compared to the same period last year.
Some experts attribute the decline to the outbreak of COVID-19 and Brexit. Some experts also believe that the outbreak of bird flu in different countries of the union has reduced the above trade.
A recent report from the European Commission shows that between January and June 2020, 829,100 tonnes of chicken meat were exported from 27 EU members. Exports show a decrease of 6.5% compared to last year.
During the same period, the import of the above product within the union with a decrease of 12.8 percent, was 282,200 tons.
It should be noted that the rules for importing poultry meat within the EU are fully harmonized and the European Commission, on behalf of the 27 member states of the EU, acts as a competent authority and negotiates with other countries and regions.