NewsEU imposes tariffs on Ukrainian eggs amid trade liberalisation

EU imposes tariffs on Ukrainian eggs amid trade liberalisation

The EC will impose tariffs on egg imports from Ukraine. Illustrative photo
The EC will impose tariffs on egg imports from Ukraine. Illustrative photo
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Piotr Bera

19 June 2024 20:03

The European Commission will introduce tariffs on the import of eggs from Ukraine within the next two weeks, EC spokesperson Olof Gill informed the PAP on Wednesday at 13:00 GMT. The import of eggs from Ukraine exceeded the average import volume recorded in recent years in 2024.

This year, the EU approved the extension of trade liberalisation with Ukraine, suspending import duties and quotas on Ukrainian agricultural products for another year, until 5 June 2025. This aims to support Ukraine in the face of the ongoing Russian invasion.

Under the new regulation, the EC can swiftly act and impose any necessary measures in case of significant disruptions in the EU market or the markets of one or more member states due to imports from Ukraine.

Tariff on eggs

The EC decided on Tuesday to impose tariffs on the import of oats from Ukraine.

The EC can also activate a "safety brake" in the case of particularly sensitive agricultural products: poultry, eggs, sugar, oats, grits, maize, and honey. If their import exceeds the average import volume recorded in the second half of 2021 as well as in the full years of 2022 and 2023, it will be possible to reimpose tariffs. This happened in the case of oats and will happen in the case of eggs.

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