Ukraine plans to increase exports of agricultural products in the European Union, said on the first day of the week the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Belarus Alexey Pavlenko.
As stated by the press service of the Ministry of agrarian policy of Ukraine, Pavlenko met with EU Commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan.
"We plan to gradually increase the export of agricultural products to the EU and fully apply her Autonomous trade advantages, for example, by maximizing the use of quotas," - said Pavlenko.
According to him, the Ukrainian side has already developed a number of laws in order to ensure the quality of food products and the harmonization of the law of the country with EU requirements." These draft laws submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and some of them have already been adopted and signed by the President of Ukraine ", - said the Minister.
According to the Department, the European Commission is providing assistance to Ukraine, as well as among them in the adaptation of law to the EU legislation and the creation of a single integrated strategy for the development of agriculture and rural territories in Ukraine for 2015-2020.
first Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine expects to raise $ 6 billion from the sale of agricultural products in 2015. Thus, during the period from January this year, Ukraine has greatly increased grain exports to Asian markets. According to the information of customs, in the first half of 2015 were sold corn to the amount of about $ 2 billion - a major buyer was China. At the 2nd place on the importance of exports is sunflower oil, sold it for 1, 5 billion dollars, a major buyer India acted.