US suspends duty-free regime for a number of goods from Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

White House believes that Ukraine conducts insufficient protection of intellectual property rights
17:35, 23 December 2017

112 Agency

The United States will suspend the duty-free regime within the framework of the State system of preferences, which was in effect with respect to a number of Ukrainian goods. This is stated in a letter of US President Donald Trump to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate, published on the website of White House.

"I inform you of the intention to suspend the duty-free regime, granted in accordance with the program of the General System of Preferences to certain goods that meet acceptable requirements and are produced in Ukraine," the letter says.

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Trump noted that he took this decision "after considering the criteria ... of the 1974 trade law ... on how a developing beneficiary country provides adequate protection of intellectual property rights."

We recall, from July 2015, companies from Ukraine were able to export to the US about 5 thousand products without paying duties. This took place within the framework of the special governmental program.

In particular, we are talking about the export to the US of various agricultural products and fisheries, chemical products, various types of carpets and jewelry, etc.

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