According to the quoted source, the proposal, which needs to be approved by the European Parliament (EP) and the 27 EU member states in order to be implemented, is an “unprecedented gesture of support for a country at war”, underline the EC representatives. , informs News.ro.
EC President Ursula von der Leyen announces that he has initiated this measure following talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We both agree on the crucial importance of suspending customs duties in order to support Ukraine’s economy,” the European official said.
EU-Ukraine trade between the two sides is worth 20 billion euros in trade in 2021, according to the EC, double the level of 2016.
The United Kingdom announced on Monday that it is suspending customs duties on products it imports from Ukraine.
“Customs duties on all goods imported from Ukraine will now be reduced to zero and all quotas will be eliminated,” the British government said in a statement.
The source said that the measure was in response to a direct request from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which included barley, honey, poultry and canned tomatoes.
“The United Kingdom will continue to do everything in its power to support Ukraine’s fight against the brutal and unprovoked invasion of Putin and to help ensure the long-term security and prosperity of Ukraine and its people,” he said. for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
The United Kingdom also banned the export to Russia of products and technologies that the country “could use to suppress the heroic people of Ukraine,” including communications interception and monitoring equipment.
“It will cover all the gaps to ensure that Russia does not buy these products from the United Kingdom,” the statement said.
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