The European Commission proposed to cancel import duties on Ukrainian exports for a year
Denis Shmigal on the abolition of import duties on Ukrainian exports/Denis Shmygal's twitter
Today, April 27, the European Commission proposed to suspend for a year all import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the EU. As a result, Ukrainian products will become more competitive on the European market.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmihal announced this on his Twitter. He noted that this step is an unprecedented gesture of support for Ukraine during the war.
Please note that the European Union has never taken such large-scale trade liberalization measures in any country in the world.
Shmihal said that the Ukrainian authorities had begun negotiations with their European colleagues on the abolition of the duty even earlier.
This opens up additional opportunities for our business, and our products become more competitive in the European market. We negotiated the abolition of duties with our European colleagues and we are grateful that they heard us and supported Ukraine. – stressed the Prime Minister.
According to Denys Shmyhal, the Ukrainian government has agreements and is negotiating with Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Germany and other countries in order to have access channels for export ports of these countries.
“We have destroyed the enemy's plans for a complete blockade of our economy,” he concluded.
The Prime Minister said that Ukraine would work to ensure that, in addition to the EU countries and the UK, the decision to abolish duties on Ukrainian products accepted by other allies of our state.