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 Canada to lift 98% of its customs duties to Ukraine

Canada will lift 98% of its customs duties after the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine comes into force.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the Cabinet of Ministers press service, this was announced by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska.

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According to her, Ukraine will lift only 80% of such duties. Correspondingly, our producers will have wider access to the Canadian market.

"We are very interested in exporting finished food products to Canada including sunflower oil, beer, alcoholic and soft drinks, confectionery and many standard agricultural commodities, which we traditionally export," Mykolska said.

The deputy minister said the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada had contributed a great deal to the process.

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"The Ukrainian diaspora in Canada insisted on the agreement being asymmetrical to provide more benefits for Ukraine, more transitional periods to adapt to the conditions of free trade with Canada," Mykolska said.

 
 
 
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