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EU extends "trade visa-free regime" with Ukraine and Moldova

Feb 21, 2024

The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union has agreed on a mandate for negotiations on the extension of the "trade visa-free regime" with Ukraine and Moldova.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding the website of the European Council.

"The ambassadors of the EU member states agreed today on the mandate of the EU Council to negotiate two legislative proposals to extend for another year the suspension of import duties and quotas on exports of goods from Ukraine and Moldova to the EU," the European Council document says.

In particular, the proposals provide for the suspension of tariffs and quotas on imports from Ukraine to the EU for another year, from June 6, 2024 to June 5, 2025.

At the same time, the proposals envisage enhanced protection in the area of trade in "sensitive" agricultural products by strengthening the safeguard measures already included in the current regulatory rules (EU Document 2023/1077) and introducing new safeguard measures for certain "sensitive" products.

The proposal for autonomous trade measures for Moldova aims to renew the suspension of import duties and quotas for another year, from July 25, 2024, to July 24, 2025, while strengthening the protection of "sensitive" agricultural products.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 22/02/2024

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