Differentiated Quality Foods are those products that are protected by a EU regulations that guarantee compliance with requirements higher than those required for the rest of the products. HILTON FEE The Hilton Quota is a tariff quota for the export of high-quality boneless beef. quality and value that the European Union grants to meat producing and exporting countries. The The origin of the Hilton Quota comes from a trade agreement reached within the framework of the Negotiations Trade Multilaterals of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) in the so-called Tokyo Round, in 1979. In that round, the then European Community agreed to allocate a quota preferential tariff to export high-quality beef cuts to its market at other nations. Once the quota has been fulfilled, it can continue to be exported under the common tariff. Argentina currently has a quota of 29,500 tons per year, with a compensation of 500 tons for the next three business cycles. Superior quality beef cuts will be obtained from animals from establishments registered in the “Registry of Rural Establishments supplying livestock for export slaughter destined for the European Union”. In which the animals are fattened exclusively with pastures from their weaning contemplating the following requirements: • Animals will not be raised under any type of confinement or confinement for breeding purposes. food, except for exceptional climatic reasons (floods, droughts). • The balanced feed supplement and/or concentrate of commercial origin or industrial. • The animals will be fed on pasture from weaning. • Food containing protein of animal origin will be prohibited. The quota is covered with cuts from beef from steers, young bulls or heifers. The half carcasses of steers that are classified within the categories “JJ”, “J”, “U” or “U2”, and steers and heifers that are classified as “AA”, “A” or “B” according to the Official Classification System established by the former Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of the Republic Argentina. The cuts that make up the quota are: chilled boneless cuts of narrow ribeye steak, wide, rump, loin, buttock, loin ball, square and peceto (SAGPyA Resolution No. 128/2007)
“Quota 481”: is a quota of 48,200 thousand tons of feedlot meat of superior quality, fresh, refrigerated or frozen distributed quarterly in sub-quotas of 12,050 tons of weight product, among all the countries authorized by the European Commission under the administrative criterion “First come, First served”. The cuts that enter within the quota have 0% import tariffs. The quota is not assigned to each country but all the enabled markets compete in quality and price and importers in Europe decide who they buy from (Joint Resolution SAGPyA-Ministry of Economy No. 466 and 361/2014). The cuts of beef that make up the quota must come from animals with the following features: •Heifers (non-calving females) or steers (neutered males). •Under 30 months – Up to two permanent incisor teeth (verification in plant refrigerator). •During the 100 days prior to slaughter, at least, fed only with rations that meet the following parameters: •Not less than 62% on dry matter of concentrates and/or cereal co-products •With a metabolizable energy content equal to or greater than 12.26 MJoules per kilo of matter dry (2.93 MCal/Kg MS). • Daily consumption not less than 1.4% of its live weight in dry matter.