: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine`s agriculture ministry says Canada interested in Ukrainian organic foods

Canada has positively assessed the quality of Ukrainian organic products, showing interest in imports of such foods, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service, which referred to Clinton Martin, the Commercial Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine.

”Clint Martin has assured that Canadian businesses are interested in shipments of Ukrainian farm produce, such as organic one, due to its quality and competitiveness on the Canadian market. That is why the Canadian side is ready to provide technical assistance in developing this industry in Ukraine,” the ministry said.

Canadian partners are also interested in the development of Ukraine`s cattle breeding and genetics industry, and are ready to support them, the press service said.

The ministry says that Ukraine can even now export not only raw materials, but also high-quality processed products with added value to Canada.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine and Canada on July 11, 2016, signed a free trade agreement, in the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

Canada`s government tabled the document in parliament on September 19.

In particular, trade tariffs on fish, grains, wine, juices, baked goods, as well as clothing, metal products, and electrical components, will be abolished immediately after the agreement has entered into force.

Exempt from duties for the next three to seven years will be certain agricultural products, as well as construction materials and engineering products, including components for aircraft, cars and tractors.

In addition, the document provides an opportunity for Ukrainian and Canadian companies to participate in public procurements in both countries.


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