"If to speak about concrete figures, I want to inform that Ukraine can sell tax free 1 million tons of wheat, 350 thousand tons of barley and 650 thousand tons of corn. As for meat sector, we can sell tax free 12 thousand tons of beef, 40 thousand tons of pork. Besides, Ukraine can sell 57 thousand tons of sugar and sugar syrup, which is very profitable for us, because we failed to reach agreement on sugar trade with Russia," he said.
The minister also specified that Ukraine can export to Europe 3 thousand tons of eggs and products on its basis, 50 thousand tons of vegetables and 270 thousand tons of fruit.
"Europe also allowed us to export tax free 100 thousand tons of bio-ethanol," the official said. Prysiazhnyuk pointed out that such figures will stimulate bio-ethanol production in Ukraine. "100 thousand tons is 50% of spirit produced in Ukraine," he said.
The minister paid special attention to the agreement, which prohibits the EU countries to subsidize their agriculture producers, if their production will be exported to Ukraine. Prysiazhnyuk added that subsidy assistance for European producers, who export goods to Ukraine, would mean unfair competitive conditions for Ukrainian and European consumers.
"Having banned subsidies the EU gives our production a possibility to compete at the European market," the minister summed up.
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