18.07.2017

Ukraine: commercial concessions from EU


The EU’s Council of Agriculture and Fishing has approved ulterior commercial concessions in favour of the Ukraine, presented by the European Commission last September.
 
Measures meant to facilitate and increase the commercial flow from the Ukraine to the European Union consistent to the contingent widening at zero or reduced duty that mainly concern the agricultural and agribusiness departments.
 
The provision is added to the association Agreement between the Ukraine and the EU in effect since 2014, expanded with the institution of a free trade zone starting in January 2016.
 
All these measured are temporary: the last, for now, being valid for three years.
 
The concessions regard in particular cereals, tomato sauce, grape juice and honey, to which the Confagricoltura expressed contrary opinions.  Regarding also certain basic substances for fertilizers, and in the case of the Confederation it is also an opportunity for European and Italian producers.