|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2019) 268|
Proposal presented on 12 June 2019 by the European Commission on the signing of an Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union and Ukraine regarding amendments to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
The Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, entered into force on 1 September 2017. The Agreement, amongst others, lays down preferential terms for bilateral trade in goods.
From mid-2016, 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 Association 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.
In December 2018, the Council of the European Union authorised the European Commission to open negotiations with Ukraine with a view to finding a solution by amending the trade preferences for poultry meat and poultry meat preparations provided for by the Association Agreement. The negotiations were concluded on 19 March 2019.
|Subject Tags||External Trade | Trade Agreements|
|Keywords||Poultry | Poultry Meat
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|