The European Parliament has ratified amendments to the economic part of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on increasing duty-free quotas for imports of poultry (chicken).
The corresponding decision, which concerns an in-depth and comprehensive FTZ, was supported on Tuesday by 444 MPs.
On November 26, the European Parliament ratified the agreement between the EU and Ukraine on amending the economic part of the Association Agreement between the parties to increase duty-free quotas for the export of Ukrainian poultry (chicken) meat to EU member states.
The agreements provide for a gradual increase until 2021 of 2.5 times - up to 70 thousand tons per year - of duty-free quotas for the export of Ukrainian chicken and processed chicken meat.
Now, as part of the in-depth and comprehensive Ukraine-EU free trade zone, the annual duty-free tariff quota for the export of Ukrainian chicken meat under the two subheadings “0207 13 70” and “0207 14 70” is about 20 thousand tons.
On July 30, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the European Union, following the results of negotiations held from the beginning of 2019, signed an agreement to increase the quota for Ukrainian poultry meat exporters under the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
These changes will enter into force upon ratification of the agreement by the parliaments of both parties.
In turn, the EU is considering agreements reached on how to avoid the risk of unlimited and duty-free supply of chicken from Ukraine and its processed products to the European market.