The Council of the European Union today adopted a regulation to temporarily liberalise trade in seven Moldovan agricultural products that have not yet been fully liberalised. These include tomatoes, garlic, table grapes, apples, cherries, plums and grape juice.
Thanks to liberalisation, Moldova can at least double exports of these products – for a period of one year – to the European Union without any tariffs.
“We cannot overlook the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on Moldova. With duties lifted from the remaining agricultural products not already fully liberalised, Moldova can now export at least twice as much of these products to the EU without duties. With these exceptional measures, the EU deepens its trade relations with Moldova and shows its support for the stabilisation of Moldova’s economy,” said Jozef Síkela, Czech Minister of Industry and Trade.
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