EU reinstates tariffs on eggs and sugar from Ukraine due to quota exceedance
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The European Union has reinstated tariffs on eggs and sugar from Ukraine as of July 2 due to quota exceedance, according to the website of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI).

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These tariffs will remain in effect until June 5, 2025.

The current duty-free trade regulation for Ukraine includes an emergency brake for certain products, including eggs and sugar.

This mechanism activates automatically when import volumes reach the average annual import level recorded between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2023. For eggs, this volume is 23,188.96 tons, and for sugar, 262,652.68 tons.

Once this volume is reached, the European Commission establishes a tariff quota within 14 days in accordance with the free trade agreement. However, since imports since the beginning of 2024 have already exceeded this volume, most-favored nations (MFN) tariffs will be applied until the end of 2024.

The duty-free quota will be available again from January 1 to June 5, 2025. For eggs, it will be set at 9,662.07 tons, and for sugar, at 109,438.62 tons.

As of June 19, the European Union also reinstated tariffs on Ukrainian oats.