As of September 21, the Ukrainian producers have filled 100% of the volume of the tariff quota for the duty-free export of the number of the goods to the EU and almost completely filled some other quota. Olga Trofimtseva, the Deputy Head of the Agricultural Policy Ministry of Ukraine claimed this as the press service of the ministry reported.
"The best confirmation of the fact that the agreement on the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU really works is the constant increase of the volumes of the domestic agrarian and food export to the markets of the EU countries. Traditionally, the Ukrainian exporters used the tariff quota for the Ukrainian honey, malt, processed tomatoes, grape and apple juice, wheat, corn, and butter for 100%," Trofimtseva claimed.
Moreover, the additional trade preferences for corn, soft wheat, honey, and processed tomatoes, received in 2017, were also used.
"Moreover, the volumes of the tariff quota for other products were filled in such numbers: more than for 85%, the volumes of the tariff quota for the Ukrainian starch and for 99,4% for the processed starch, for 75% for poultry, 53,7% for eggs and albumin, for 61,2% for garlic," she specified.
According to the ministry, the unfilled remain the export quota for sugar syrup – 2,000 tons, mushrooms – 500 tons, and processed oil products – 250 tons and others.
"Some tariff quota is still unused for the objective reasons, for example in the case of lamb and beef, Ukraine still waits for the opening of the EU market for the domestic producers," Trofimtseva said.
Earlier it was reported that for the first time in five years, wheat export declined in the 2017-2018 season by 9,6% compared with the previous season. The geography of wheat export didn't change over the years: Saudi Arabia purchases the majority. Summarizing the results of the season, the purchasing level remained the same as it was in 2017.
Also, it was reported that Nibulon, one of Ukraine’s largest grain traders, based in Mykolaiv, seeks to implement a long-term investment program in Egypt worth $2 billion.