Ukrainian producers have already exhausted the quota for duty-free supply in the EU, honey and juices

For the first 11 days of January Ukrainian producers have already used 100% of the duty-free quotas for the import into the EU of honey (7.9 thousand tons), grape and Apple juice (14 thousand tons). Poultry products – 25%.

These data led by the first Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Maxim Martyniuk on his page in Facebook.

“100% of export quotas for deliveries of honey to the EU is already selected, even given the fact that last year its volume was increased. It is clear that the export does not stop, just continues on the same basis (fortunately, Ukrainian product is competitive in the European market even beyond the Autonomous preferences). But at the same time and date 11.01 zero balance indicate high potential of this industry,” said Martyniuk.

On the calendar – on January 11, and 100% of export quotas for deliveries of honey to the EU is already selected, even given the fact that …

Published by Maxim Martynyuk 11 Jan 2018

Note, the honey quota in 2018 amounted to 7900 tons. In the past year, without payment of duties of Ukrainian enterprises to export 5400 tons, in 2016 — 5000 tons. Over-quota tax rate is 17.3%. This writes

“In Ukraine there are about 400 thousand beekeepers, which together produce an average of 70 thousand tons of honey per year, which is the highest in Europe. Almost 57 thousand tons, or 80% of Ukrainian honey is exported mostly to the European Union. The production potential based on crop MediaBrowser plants – up to 140 thousand tons of honey per year, twice the current volumes,” said Martyniuk.

At the same time in Ukraine there are no mandatory requirements for the quality of honey. The current state standard is voluntary. In the framework of the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine has committed to implement the European requirements for honey, are fixed in Council Directive 2001/110/EC. Deadline end of next year.

Meantime, experts predict Ukraine a record export products to the EU.

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