The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appealed to the European Parliament with the appeal to introduce additional trade preferences for Ukrainian goods. For the corresponding resolution No. 6517, though not from the first attempt, but voted 230 deputies.
In particular, in his address to the Ukrainian Parliament asking the European Parliament to “adopt a draft legislative initiative on introduction of additional Autonomous preferences for goods produced in Ukraine, in the wording proposed by the European Commission, without any exceptions and reductions”.
The letter also States that “these trade preferences will be primarily an important signal of political solidarity of the European Union with Ukraine”.
We will remind, recently the Committee on international trade of the European Parliament (INTA) endorsed the increase in quotas on Ukrainian agricultural products: honey, corn, barley, oats, cereals and processed grain, grape juice. At the same time, the deputies did not support the proposal to raise the quota for Ukrainian wheat, tomatoes and urea.
In September 2016, the European Commission has proposed to increase quotas for certain commodity positions from Ukraine. It was about the possibility of increasing the quota for corn to 650 thousand tons, wheat – 100 thousand tons, barley – 350 thousand tons, cereals and processed grain – by 7.8 thousand tons, oats – 4 thousand tons, copper – 3 thousand tons, grape juice 500 tons of processed tomatoes – 5 thousand tons.
According to the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine can duty to deliver to the European Union 36 headings within the approved volumes of tariff quotas.
Quotas on delivery to beef-up to 12 thousand tons, milk, yogurt, dairy products and 8 thousand tons of milk powder – 1.5 thousand tons, butter – 1.5 thousand tonnes of egg products – 1.5 thousand tons, eggs – 3 thousand tons, pork – 40 thousand tons.
The volume of tariff quotas provided for Autonomous trade preferences the EU on wheat amounted to 950 thousand tons, barley – 250 thousand tons, corn – 400 thousand tons, sugar – 20 thousand tons of honey – 5 thousand tons of processed tomatoes – 10 tons, grape and Apple juice – 10 thousand tons, oats – 4 thousand tons, garlic – 500 tons.