EU agrees on tougher restrictions on Ukrainian farm imports

11:00 | 09.04.2024
EU agrees on tougher restrictions on Ukrainian farm imports

EU agrees on tougher restrictions on Ukrainian farm imports

EU states and the European Parliament on Monday agreed on tougher restrictions on some Ukraine farm imports, European Union presidency holder Belgium said,  reported from France 24.

The accord extends the duty-free access the bloc has given to Ukrainian agricultural goods since Russia's 2022 invasion but sets caps for poultry, eggs, sugar, maize, groats, and honey to average volumes seen between mid-2021 and end-2023.

No cap was applied to wheat, which countries such as France and Poland had initially argued for.

Lawmakers are eyeing the June elections that will usher in a new parliament. Many, especially conservatives and those on the far-right, are keen to show European farmers that they are in their corner.

The preliminary agreement still has to be formalized. A late Monday meeting of EU ambassadors gave its approval on behalf of member countries. A European Parliament committee is to weigh it on Tuesday before giving its assent.

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