Five EU countries are again seeking the refund of customs duties from the European Commission

According to him, five eastern countries are among the six EU member states that are able to produce more wheat and corn than they need.

“That is why Brussels should take measures to protect the markets of the member states bordering Ukraine, while also giving them the opportunity to use their export potential. One of these options may be to introduce taxes on the most sensitive agricultural products,” Nagy said.

He added that Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary adhere to a common position aimed at ensuring that Ukrainian agricultural exports do not have a negative impact on the European agricultural market.

“Therefore, Brussels must ensure the uniform application of EU agricultural standards for all products delivered to European consumers. We call on the European Commission to present a report on the conformity of Ukraine's production standards with EU agricultural product standards,” Nagy said.

Ukraine's reaction

Danilo Hedmontsev, head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Finance, Tax and Customs Policy, said that the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčintroducing import duties from agriculture ministers could not help bribing neighbors because of its novelty.

He added that tomorrow we can get a balanced position of the European Commission on this issue.

“Something tells me that the aspirations of the agriculture ministers of the 5 neighboring countries will not be reflected in the decision to extend the EU's duty-free and quota-free trade with Ukraine until mid-2025,” he stressed. telegram.

Imported from Ukraine

In January, Poland's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Czeslaw Sekerski, said the ban on grain imports to the country would remain in place until appropriate rules were developed at the EU level.

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So, on January 10, the minister wrote a letter to the European Trade Commissioner in which he said he was “categorically” opposed to continuing duty-free trade with Ukraine.

At the same time, the Polish European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, demanded that in the new regulation on trade liberalization with Ukraine until 2025, safeguard rules should be preserved and quantitative restrictions should be introduced on poultry meat and sugar imports.

In addition, Poland submitted an application to discuss the continuation of duty-free trade with Ukraine at the next meeting of EU agriculture ministers in a week in Brussels.

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