MEPs back further trade concessions to Ukraine, with exceptions
The EU must offer more trade concessions to Ukraine, with the exception of a number of agricultural products.
In a vote amending a Commission proposal, MEPs on Thursday ensured among other things, that:
tomatoes, wheat, and urea, a raw material for fertilisers, do not enjoy further quota preferences than those outlined in the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA),
the fight against corruption becomes a condition for granting Ukraine preferential exports, and
industry representatives, not just member states, may request a study on possible measures protecting EU producers.
The amendments were backed by 475 votes to 102, with 61 abstentions.