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The Eu Tentatively Accepts Restrictions On Importing Farm Products From Ukraine

The Eu Tentatively Accepts Restrictions On Importing Farm Products From Ukraine

The EU temporarily signed an agreement to limit the amount of food imported from Ukraine. Some EU countries say the arrival of too much food from Ukraine is causing problems for their farmers.

EU leaders have long debated how much Ukrainian food should be allowed to enter duty-free, especially since farmers in some countries, such as Poland, are upset about cheap Ukrainian food dominating their market.

Some peasants even blocked the Ukrainian border, pouring Ukrainian grain on the railroad tracks and causing riots.

Finally, after much discussion, EU parliamentarians and Belgium, which now leads the EU, have agreed on a law to regulate Ukrainian food quotas

However, the treaty still needs to be ratified by all other EU member states and the European Parliament.

The system introduced is like “emergency braking.” This means that Ukrainian poultry, eggs, sugar, oats, corn, groats and honey can arrive duty-free until June 2025, but confiscations will begin if more arrive.

They will look at how the Ukrainian food supply was coming in 2022 and 2023 and use that as a guide. The second half of 2021 will also be considered when making decisions.

That year, there was little Ukrainian food because there were tariffs due to issues between Russia and Ukraine.

Last month, France and Poland called for tighter controls on Ukrainian food imports because they felt it was destroying their agricultural markets and driving their farmers crazy.

EU countries are debating how to give Ukraine a tariff break and also make their farmers happy, especially those upset about environmental regulations and cheap imports.

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