European Parliament supports granting additional trade preferences to Ukraine

European Parliament supports granting additional trade preferences to Ukraine

The European Parliament voted in favor of providing Ukraine with temporary autonomous trade measures outside the provisions of the deep and comprehensive free trade area.

The legislative resolution was supported by 475 MEPs, 102 members voted against, 61 members abstained, an Ukrinform own correspondent reports.

The document determines that additional trade preferences for Ukraine include the introduction of zero customs duties on certain types of agricultural products and manufactured goods, particularly, oats, honey, corn, as well as 23 types of commodity goods, including fertilizers, shoes, some metals and electronic equipment.

At the same time, the wording of the decision will be finalized in process of negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union.

On the eve of the vote, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström criticized the position of the European Parliament on this issue, noting that the proposed trade preferences contain a number of restrictions.


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