30 May 2024 15:05

Ukrainian authorities ban sugar exports to EU until year-end

MOSCOW. May 30 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has introduced quotas for a number of agricultural goods to the European Union member states, in particular, a zero quota for sugar exports, actually banning them until the end of the year as part of its obligations in line with the duty-free trade regulations with the EU.

"The decree was complemented with a new annex 'Quota volumes of goods, the export of which to the European Union member states is subject to licensing,' which includes certain agricultural goods (sugar with a quota volume of zero tonnes, meat and edible by-products of poultry, turkey meat and turkey edible by-products)," Ukrainian government's envoy to the parliament Taras Melnichuk was quoted by Ukrainian media as saying on social media following a government meeting on Thursday.

This refers to amendments to the government resolution No. 1402 of December 27, 2023 'On approval of the lists of goods, exports and imports of which are subject to licensing, and quotas for 2024," he said.

Information on quotas for other goods is not yet available.

As reported, the Council of the EU on May 13 finally endorsed the extension of the regime of autonomous trade measures for Ukrainian exports for another twelve months until June 5, 2025. At the same time, this time restrictions were imposed on duty-free delivery of a number of agricultural goods, in particular, poultry meat, eggs, sugar, oats, cereals, corn and honey, for average export volume for the period from H2 2021 to the end of 2023.

The autonomous trade measures have been in place since June 2022.