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    EU to Boost Duty-Free Export of Agricultural Products From Ukraine

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    EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom announced the readiness of the European Union to offer market openings to Ukrainian agricultural and industrial products, according to a press release.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The European Union is going to expand trade opportunities for Ukrainian agricultural goods boosting the duty-free export from the country, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday during her visit to Kiev, according to a press release.

    "In Kyiv, Malmström is… announcing the EU's readiness to offer further market openings to Ukrainian agricultural and industrial products, on top of what is already offered under the Association Agreement. The European Commission is proposing to increase the quantities of duty-free imports from Ukraine for agricultural products such as honey, cereals and processed tomatoes," the European Commission said in a statement.

    The European Union is also going to stimulate Ukrainian export of fertilizers, footwear, certain metals and electronic equipment.

    "We hope this can give a positive boost to the Ukrainian economy. Our progress so far is clear, but much work still remains to unleash the full potential of our free trade area," Malmstrom said as quoted in the statement.

    Malmstrom will meet with Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, and a number of other officials during her visit.

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