Free Trade Agreement comes into force on 1 January 2016. It is necessary to
negotiate with European partners on increasing the quotas for Ukrainian
products within the FTA, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk underlined at a Government’s session on
Wednesday, 29 July.
should be used for quality and competitive products," he emphasized.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that Minister of Agrarian Policy and
Food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko
is facing a difficult task: "On the one hand, we need to ensure export,
because export means inflows of foreign exchange earnings to the country, an
opportunity for enterprises to sow, development of the agricultural sector. On
the other hand - the key task for the Government is food security. This means minimum
reserves that will enable us to safely feed the country."
of wheat is good, but much better is to export added value of derivative products,
which enables the country to earn much more," the Prime Minister
purpose, Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted,
"we must conduct serious negotiations with farmers.
He also reminded
that during the Monday's board meeting of the Ministry of Finance "it was clearly
raised the issue of export support by Ukreximbank,
"Ukreximbank’s resources must be directed to
crediting the agricultural sector with a view that we export not grain, but products
of processing. This is development of network, infrastructure,
plants that will allow, on the one hand, create jobs in the country, on the
other - to earn more."
Minister pointed out the need to hold a meeting with exporters who want to get
the appropriate support from Ukreximbank, "to
build up a network of processing of agricultural products in the state":
"This will enable to change the quality and prices within the country as
well as enter the European Union’s markets."
food security, Arseniy Yatsenyuk
asked the relevant Minister to report at a Government meeting, "which
amount of grain is carry-over and what we’ve got till the next harvest."