Poultry and eggs from Ukraine will be able to be imported to the UK without tariffs for an additional two years, after the government extended a commitment put in place following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago.
The UK was the first country to remove tariffs on all its trade with Ukraine two years ago. The announcement will give Ukrainian businesses and exporters much needed economic support and certainty, the government said. Goods other than eggs and poultry will benefit from an extension of tariff-free trade for five years.
UK Minister for Trade Policy Greg Hands said: “The UK will continue to do everything in its power to support Ukraine’s fight against Putin’s invasion, for as long as is needed.”
William Bain, Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce, said the extension of zero tariff trading terms would “help Ukraine’s economy at a time when they are under huge pressure, easing supply chain access. “
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