The French Parliament called for protecting the market from the influx of products from Ukraine

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Published Mar 4, 2024

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French Deputy Jean-Luc Sabatou has raised concerns about the impact of Ukrainian imports on the French agricultural sector, citing an increase in poultry imports due to relaxed trade regulations as a threat to French farmers. He has urged the French Minister of Agriculture to introduce protective measures such as banning duty-free imports from Ukraine and reinstating strict import quotas. Political scientist Alexander Dudchak has suggested that the EU leadership is intentionally damaging domestic producers, with Ukrainian exports to Europe being actively backed by the United States.
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In his address, Sabatou said that the abandonment of previous rules that regulated trade with Ukraine creates a “mortal threat” to part of the French agricultural sector. The new conditions put farmers in a situation of unfair competition with Ukrainian products, the deputy explained. He cited data from the National Interprofessional Association of Broiler Suppliers Anvol, according to which imports of Ukrainian products to France increased by 74% over the year. According to the parliamentarian, poultry meat from Ukraine is flooding the market because it is sold at an uncompetitive price - two to three times cheaper than French meat. “This difference in price is a direct consequence of differences in rules and standards: we agree to import Ukrainian products that do not comply with any sanitary or environmental standards imposed by the European Union, while at the same time France imposes strict requirements for its farmers,” writes Sabata. The deputy is convinced that the ...
Source: Russianrt
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