Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Sheremeta has urged Ukrainian producers to increase supplies of the national goods to the European Union in view of the opening of the European markets for the Ukrainian producers.
"We meet with the businessmen for them as soon as possible, even this month, to start to supply the goods to the European markets. If Ukraine urgently starts to deliver goods on the territory of the European Union, Ukrainian exporters will additionally get about EUR 500 million," department of information and communication with the public of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers quotes the minister as saying. Sheremeta said that 83% of all agricultural products, which are supplied to the EU country members, and almost all industrial goods were exempted from the import duty. Besides, Ukraine received zero tariff quotas for 16% commodity items and it means that the producers could supply to Europe as many goods as they could. As reported, on April 23 the European Union unilaterally opened its markets for the Ukrainian commodities. Ukraine, in turn, didn't open its market and preserved all protective measures regarding the European goods when making supplies to our country.