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Chicken Meat Crisis at the Door in Norway

Norwegian agricultural cooperative, Nortura asks for raising the production ceiling and tariff cuts on imports of chicken to meet demand.

Strong sales growth of chicken may lead to a shortage of over 1,000 tonnes of chicken meat before Christmas, according to forecasts from the market regulator Nortura.

– Sales grow sharply, and production capacity has not increased enough. We have a responsibility to ensure that customers get their need. When we fail to meet the demand with Norwegian chicken meat, we must ask for tariff reduction for import, said Nortura’s communications director Tor Olav Brandtzæg to Norwegian daily, Nationen.

Brandtzaeg also noted that production limit of maximum 120,000 chickens per farmer per year limits utilizing their capacity and called for increased concession boundaries.

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