EU increases quotas for Ukrainian poultry exporters

First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv July 30 signed an agreement between Ukraine and the European Union to increase the quota for Ukrainian poultry meat exporters.

This was reported by “European Truth” with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development.

The annual quota for poultry meat and processed poultry meat will gradually increase by 2.5 times.

These changes will enter into force upon ratification by the parliaments of both parties.

Recall that as of July 22, Ukraine has fully used quotas for duty-free export of agri-food products to the EU for nine groups of goods: honey, sugar, cereals and flour, processed starch, processed tomatoes, grape and apple juice, wheat, corn and butter.

As it became known in March, the European Commission reached an agreement with Ukraine to amend the agreement on a free trade zone, with the aim of limiting the uncontrolled import of chicken into the EU. The European Union will increase duty-free quotas for chicken from Ukraine and close the cunning legal loophole that was used by the company of billionaire Yuri Kosyuk.

The decision concerned a situation that European farmers expressed dissatisfaction with. We are talking about a method found by the Ukrainian company Mironovsky Bakery Product to circumvent the stringent restrictions on the import of chicken into the EU. Chicken with bone is sent to EU plants without paying any fees, and then the bone is cut and chicken fillet is sold.