Ukraine's quota for poultry meat export to the EU increased
On 26 November, the European Parliament passed an agreement between the EU and Ukraine on amendments to the economic part of the Association Agreement between the parties to increase the duty-free quota for export of Ukrainian poultry (chicken) meat to the EU member states, Ukrinform reports.
The respective decision regarding a deep and comprehensive free-trade area was supported by 444 European Parliament members.
The agreements provide for a gradual increase of duty-free quotas for export of Ukrainian chicken and processed chicken meat by 2.5x up to 70 thou. t per year until 2021.
At present, within the framework of a deep and comprehensive Ukraine-EU FTA, the annual duty-free tariff quota for export of Ukrainian chicken under two sub positions "0207 13 70" and "0207 14 70" is close to 20 thou. t.
In early October it was reported that Ukraine and the EU were negotiating over trade in poultry products. Under the European Union Association Agreement, Ukraine undertook to bring its national legislation closer to the EU legislation (the EU acquis), including in the field of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.