The European Parliament voted to liberalize imports of agricultural products from the Republic of Moldova to the European Union.
“It was just voted in the plenary of the European Parliament, by a large majority – 572 votes in favor, 28 against and 32 abstentions, the proposal of the European Commission to double, for one year, the export quotas to 7 categories of agricultural products in the Republic of Moldova for which are still applying tariff quotas upon entering the European Union market “, wrote on Facebook the MEP Siegfried Mureșan.
The war in Ukraine severely affected Moldovan farmers, blocking exports of agricultural products to eastern countries.
“That is why I have repeatedly asked the European Parliament to liberalize exports of agricultural products from Moldova to the European Union market. We also requested this in the resolution on the Republic of Moldova that we initiated and which was adopted by the plenary of the European Parliament on May 5 “, says Mureșan.
At the beginning of June, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation to double, for a year, export quotas, the volume of goods for which no customs duties are applied, to the 7 products for which tariff quotas are still applied : tomatoes, garlic, table grapes, apples, cherries, plums and grape juice. Of these, Moldova exports plums and grapes in large quantities to Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
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