On 27 April, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a Regulation “on temporary trade liberalisation supplementing trade concessions applicable to Ukrainian products under the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part”.
In practice, the Regulation introduces trade-liberalising measures in the form of the three following measures, which should apply for a period of one year:
- Temporary suspension of all outstanding tariffs under Title IV of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine establishing a deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA). This concerns three categories of products:
- industrial products subject to duty phase out by the end of 2022;
- fruits and vegetables subject to the entry-price system;
- agricultural products and processed agricultural products subject to tariff-rate quotas.
- Temporary non-collection of anti-dumping duties on imports originating in Ukraine as of the date of entry into force of this Regulation; and
- Temporary suspension of the application of the common rules for imports (safeguard)2 with respect of imports originating in Ukraine.