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European Parliament committee backs curbs on Ukraine agriculture imports 

The European Parliament’s trade committee approved an inter-institutional agreement which would restrict agricultural imports from Ukraine from June.  Parliamentarians backed a deal reached between the parliament and European Union member states yesterday which extends the EU’s current liberalisation measures with Ukraine for another twelve months from 6 June. 

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EU member states re-open compromise deal on Ukrainian import safeguards

EU member states agreed to reopen the compromise agreement with the European Parliament on safeguard measures on Ukrainian agricultural imports, following political pressure from France and Poland. Member state representatives agreed today to expand the reference period to be used to determine when the automatic safeguard mechanisms would be triggered.

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Commission plans increased tariffs on Russian and Belarussian grain imports  

The European Commission has proposed to increase tariffs on Russian and Belarussian imports of cereals, oilseeds and derived products.   The move is intended to prevent the risk of destabilisation of the European Union market amid ongoing farmer protests within the EU.  The commission said the measure would also prevent Moscow …

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Week in Brussels: Ukraine and Moldova, Rwanda, agri-food

Whilst the world braces for what promises to be a difficult WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi next week, Brussels is taking steps to finalise key legislation before the break for the EU elections in June. On Wednesday (21 February) the Council adopted its position on the EU’s planned extension …

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Week in Brussels: Due diligence, forced labour, Israel, Ukraine, agriculture

The major focus in the trade world is on the WTO’s 13th ministerial conference in two weeks in Abu Dhabi. But in Brussels legislators are still scrambling to conclude the remaining legislative files before the EU elections in June. The EU trade chief this week also had words of warning …

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EU to extend Ukraine, Moldova trade liberalisations, with new strings attached

The European Commission proposed to extend by one year the EU’s current unilateral full liberalisation of goods trade with Ukraine and Moldova until summer 2025. But the EU executive has also bowed to concerns expressed by some EU member states and introduced two new safeguards designed to mitigate the impact …