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Netherlands: Stop tariff-free export of poultry meat from Ukraine, says Nepluvi chairman

Published Nov 8, 2023

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The chairman of Nepluvi, Gert-Jan Oplaat, is concerned about the increase in cheap chicken meat from Ukraine that does not meet European standards. He believes that allowing tariff-free exports from Ukraine to the EU is benefiting one Ukrainian oligarch at the expense of ordinary Ukrainians and distorting the European market. Oplaat is calling on European and Dutch policymakers to intervene and find a solution that is fair to both the European and Ukrainian poultry sectors.
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Gert-Jan Oplaat, chairman of Nepluvi, is raising the alarm about the enormous increase in cheap chicken meat from Ukraine that does not meet European environmental and animal welfare standards. “While we are trying to help Ukraine due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion, our market is being flooded with chicken meat that does not meet our standards,” says Oplaat. The European Commission, the European Parliament and Dutch politicians want to support Ukraine, and Oplaat understands those good intentions. “However, these institutions have made a significant mistake,” Oplaat believes, “by allowing tariff-free exports from Ukraine to the EU. One Ukrainian oligarch in particular with a billion-dollar company is benefiting from this situation, at the expense of ordinary Ukrainians. This state of affairs not only leads to a distorted European market, but also misses the original goal: supporting the Ukrainian population.” “The European market is being flooded with ...
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