BRUSSELS, 28 June. /TASS/. The EU Council approved on Wednesday a temporary unilateral trade preferences for Ukraine.
This is stated in a statement in Brussels the Council statement.
“These measures will be a gesture of our active political and economic support of Ukraine. Given the difficult situation in this country, we intend to move quickly to implement this decision in life,” – the document says.
However, it is noted that all the goods supplied must fully meet the sanitary standards of the EU.
The new quotas include natural honey – 2.5 thousand tonnes of processed tomatoes – 3 thousand tons, grape juice 500 tons, oats – 4 thousand tons, wheat – 65 thousand tons, corn – 625 thousand tons, barley – 325 thousand tons of cereals and flour – by 7.8 thousand tons.
The EU has also abolished customs duties on imports from the country of a number of industrial commodities including copper, aluminum, fertilizers, dyes, shoes, televisions and sound recording equipment.
The EU Council stressed that to maintain these preferences, Kiev must meet the same conditions as in the framework of the Agreement on free trade area EU – Ukraine, which entered into force on 1 January 2016. We are talking about the continuation of democratic reforms, respect for citizens ‘ rights and the rule of law and the active fight against corruption.