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Taras Kutovyi: Development of In-depth and Comprehensive Free Trade with EU is a Priority direction for Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Complex

published 22 June 2016 17:19

«Currently the agricultural sector is a key factor of economic development in Ukraine. The EU opened accesses to European markets for Ukrainian export of fruits, vegetables, meat and grain.

The implementation of DCFTA between Ukraine and EU is a prospect direction for Ukrainian agrarian complex. Taras Kutovyi, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, noted during a meeting with Ms. Sabine Weyand, the Deputy Director General in charge of Directorates in General Trade, European Commission.

«Currently the agricultural sector is a key factor of economic development in Ukraine. The EU opened accesses to European markets for Ukrainian export of fruits, vegetables, meat and grain. Ukrainian side is ready to consider the possibilities of parallel increasing of Ukrainian tariff quotas in this products and export it according to European standards » -the Minister stressed.

According to Taras Kutivyi, the existing indexes will be improved by upgrading the control systems of food safety in Ukraine and reforming the national surveillance system of SPSA. It will speed up the transition process of Ukrainian agricultural products to EU standards.
         «I believe we`ll improve much faster the existing indexes in the bilateral trade in agricultural products » - Taras Kutovyi stressed and added that experience exchange with EU experts, technical support and improving of SPSA system are the goal factors for the bilateral trade development.