Ukraine and the European Commission reviewed the agreement on the supply of chicken

Украина и Еврокомиссия пересмотрели договор о поставках курятины

EU increases duty-free quotas for chicken meat from Ukraine

The European Commission has confirmed an agreement with Kiev about the change in FTA on the chicken. The EU will also increase the duty-free quotas for Ukraine.

The European Commission has confirmed the achievement of an agreement in principle with Ukraine on the change in the agreement on free trade zone that aims to limit the uncontrolled import of poultry in the EU. This was during a daily briefing in Brussels, said the representative of the European Commission.

“At this stage I can only confirm that the Commission had reached an agreement in principle with Ukraine for changes in the deep and comprehensive free trade area”, – he said.

According to him, the European Commission informed the European Parliament and member States on the latest developments and all parties are now working on a quick introduction of the agreed changes.

“The Commission is confident that this step will restrict the flow of poultry in the EU agreed framework,” – said the representative of the European Commission.

However, he did not specify the volume of Ukrainian poultry, which will be imported to the EU under duty-free quotas.

At the same time, the publication Politico, citing its own sources in Kiev and Brussels, said that Ukraine and the European Union dactyli prior arrangement, which will allow Kiev to increase duty-free exports chicken to the EU and close the tricky legal loophole, which uses the company’s billionaire Yuriy Kosyuk. The European Commission representative confirmed to the publication that they had reached a new agreement with Ukraine on the poultry industry, which will now be sent to the EU Council and the European Parliament for approval.

The decision concerns a situation where a disgruntled European farmers. We are talking about found the Ukrainian company MHP the way around strict limits on duty-free import of chicken to the EU. Chicken with bone is sent to the factories of the EU without paying any duties, and then the bone cut off and sold as chicken.

Ukraine hit the top 6 exporters of chicken meat in the world

Earlier, Ukraine was ranked third in the world in the export of poultry meat to the EU, exporting over six months of 2018 62,3 thousand tons of meat.

It was also reported that for the first four months of 2018 Ukraine is among the world leaders in the export of broilers in the EU.

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