|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 10|
On 27 November 2018 the European Commission presented a recommendation for a Decision authorising the opening of negotiations regarding the tariff rate quota for poultry meat and poultry meat preparations, and the tariff regime for other poultry cuts, set out in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
The Council of the European Union adopted the Decision on 20 December.
The Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, has applied provisionally since 1 January 2016 and fully entered into force on 1 September 2017. The Agreement lays down preferential terms for bilateral trade in goods.
From mid-2016, using the preferences under the Agreement, a new type of poultry cut started to be imported from Ukraine to the EU in increasing quantities. The rapid increase in duty free imports of this particular poultry cut, which was neither existent nor foreseeable during the negotiations of the Agreement, undermines the protection provided for poultry breast under the Agreement and has the potential to disrupt the delicate balance in the poultry meat market of the EU.
The objective of the proposed Decision is to authorise the opening of negotiations for an amendment to the Agreement in order to better frame imports into the EU of poultry meat from Ukraine while ensuring the intended protection of EU producers.
|Subject Tags||Customs Union|
|Keywords||Common Customs Tariff
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|