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New EU trade measures for Ukraine take effect

Some preferences will be available as of 1 January 2018.

New EU trade measures for Ukraine take effect
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New EU trade preferences for Ukraine took effect on 1 October. From now on, Ukraine will be able to export most of agricultural products with zero-tariff customs duties, the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine has said.

The regulation on the introduction of temporary autonomous trade measures for Ukraine supplementing the trade concessions available under the association agreement was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 30 September 2017.

Certain additional preferences with regard to agricultural products will become available to Ukrainian producers as of 1 January 2018.

The regulation introduces additional zero-tariff quotas for Ukrainian honey, 2,500 t, maize and flour made of it, 650,000 t, barley and flour made of it, 350,000 t, wheat and flour made of it, 65,000 t. It also adds a quota on barley groats, 7,800 t, oats, 4,000 t, tomatoes prepared or preserved, 3,000 t, and grape juice, 500 t.