Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 11, 2016.
The Canadian meat industry welcomes the signing of this agreement that represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create new opportunities for businesses in both countries.
“I am very pleased that the Canadian government has signed the free trade agreement with Ukraine,” said Canadian Meat Council President Joe Reda. “There is a long term interest in trade with Ukraine, not only as a supplier of high quality meat protein to Ukraine’s 45 million citizens, but also in the context of Ukraine’s access to the European Union and its trade with the countries of eastern Europe,” added Reda.
When fully implemented, the Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement will provide duty-free access to Ukraine for an unlimited quantity of beef and veal, duty-free access for 20,000 tonnes of frozen pork, and duty-free access for an unlimited quantity of fresh chilled pork.
Monday July 11, 2016/ Canadian Meat Council/ Canada.