Parliament approved export quotas for chicken meat in the EU

Рада одобрила экспортные квоты на курятину в ЕС

Previously, the EU increased the quota for Ukrainian chicken

The Parliament ratified the agreement with the European Union about increase of export quotas for poultry meat.

The Verkhovna Rada ratified the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine on increasing duty-free quotas for import of poultry meat (chicken) to 70 thousand tons. For a decision voted by 338 deputies, UNIAN reports.

According to the international agreement, Ukraine will receive additional quota for duty-free export of 50 thousand tons of products per year, plus will retain the previously provided quota, which up to 2020 will increase to 20 thousand tons. Thus, the volume quota for the end of 2021 will reach 70 thousand tons.

As announced during a speech from the podium Deputy Minister of economic development, trade and agriculture Sergey Nikolaichuk, the quota increase will create more favorable conditions for Ukrainian exporters of agricultural products.

“Today, the export of poultry is one of the important directions of export of Ukrainian agricultural products to the EU, in fact it is the first product of animal origin which entered the European markets and have shown their readiness to compete with the products of other countries. At the end of the 2018 year, Ukraine exported to the EU more than 51 thousand tons of poultry meat, of which the quota, only 17.6 thousand tons, for the rest of the manufacturers were forced to pay quite a high duty,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that the EU increased the quota for Ukrainian chicken. The European Parliament has supported an increase in quotas for Ukrainian chicken. The agreements provide for a gradual increase until 2021 2.5 times – up to 70 thousand tons per year.

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