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Ukraine ready to start exporting eggs to the EU

Ukrainian egg product manufacturing companies Avangard and Ovostar may send the first shipments of egg products to the European Union (EU) this month, according to the representatives of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine.

"Ukrainian manufacturers will be able to start deliveries of pasteurised and dried egg products to the market of the EU already in July of this year", stated the chairman of the board of directors of the Union Alexander Bakumenko. "So far the supplies have not been started. But it is about to be launched in the nearest time," he said, adding that the country already actively develops export supplies of meat to the EU.

According to him, two agricultural holdings, Avangard and Ovostar, are preparing to launch the supply of egg products to the EU, but the so far these companies has not yet received final authorisation for delivery.

As previously reported, on 23 April, the EU unilaterally opened its markets for Ukrainian goods within the autonomous preferential trade regime between Ukraine and the EU. Preferential trade regime provides the reduction of customs duties for supplies of Ukrainian goods, within the certain quotas.

The quota for duty-free supply of egg products and albumin from Ukraine in the EU is 1.5 tonnes per year, while for eggs in shell – 3 tonnes per year.

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