Quotas on duty-free import of Ukrainian agricultural products on the EU market will grow by an average of 10% per year for five years. This was stated by Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food Olga Trofimova, the press service of the Ministry.
According to Trofimovoj October 1, 2017, began to operate an additional quota of five positions of the Ukrainian agrotourism: honey, grape juice, barley cereals and flour, processed tomatoes, oats. From 1 January 2018, will begin to act additional preferences for wheat, corn and barley. Trafimava also noted that in parallel with this was increased tariff quotas for Ukrainian agricultural 18 commodities.
“These positions will increase once in the next 5 years, an average of 10% per year. For example, in 2016, the quota for Ukrainian poultry meat was 16 thousand tons, and in 2017 he rose to 16.8 thousand tons, in 2018, the size of the tariff quotas will be at the level of 17.6 thousand tons”, – said Trofimova.
She added that the volume of trade preferences will increase in the future in lamb, barley cereals and flour, processed starch, grape and Apple juices, honey, eggs and more.
“All these gradual increases in volumes of trade preferences for Ukrainian products are additional opportunities for our exporters in the European market. But I notice once again that the Ukrainian exporters successfully deliver their products to the EU market in large volumes and imported outside tariff quotas. Today 288 Ukrainian enterprises have the right of access to the European market, including 108 export to this market of food products for human consumption”, – concluded Trafimava.
As of October 4, 2017, have already used 100% of import tariff quotas of the EU to the Ukrainian honey, sugar, barley cereals and flour, processed tomatoes grape and Apple juice, oats, barley, corn and wheat. There are a number of products where the quota is not used at all: lamb, beef, mushrooms, processed milk products and others.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine has entered the top 10 suppliers of agricultural products in the EU.