From Tuesday, tariffs on pork will be reduced as the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to greater demand.
According to Nortura – a Norwegian agricultural cooperative that operates slaughterhouses and other processing plants related to meat – more ribs will be imported this year to fulfill the Christmas demand.
Closed borders and reduced cross-border trade have led to increased sales of Norwegian pork.
The growth in sales is so great that production is unable to keep up, according to newspaper Nationen.
Therefore, from Tuesday, the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture will reduce the tariff on imports of pork.
“The consumption of pork is greater than the production. The situation is a consequence of the coronavirus measures which, among other things, affect cross-border trade,” the section manager for imports in the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture wrote in an email to the newspaper.
This is the first time in five years that the tariffs on pork have been reduced, and the cut applies from October 13 to November 9.
The rate has been reduced from NOK 64.96 to NOK 43 per kilo.
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