30.04.2022 09:00

European farmers support Ukraine - Copa-Cogeca statement

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30.04.2022 09:00

Copa and Cogeca fully support the European Commission proposal to suspend import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the European Union.

Copa-Cogeca stance:


EU farmers and their cooperatives express full solidarity with our fellow Ukrainian farmers and agri-cooperatives. The proposal made by the Commission on Wednesday is an initiative to re-organise supplies exceptionally and temporally in both Ukraine and EU in view of the Russian aggression. Considering the humanitarian needs, the war context, and the exceptional and temporary nature of the proposal, we support it. EU food standards, and those on safety in particular must be respected, and we will monitor together with the EU institutions its implementation to avoid and prevent market disruption, especially in the most sensitive sectors.


About Copa-Cogeca

Copa and Cogeca are the united voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives in the EU.

Together, organisations ensure that EU agriculture is sustainable, innovative and competitive, while guaranteeing food security for 500 million people throughout Europe. Copa represents over 22 million farmers and their family members whilst Cogeca represents the interests of 22,000 agri-cooperatives. The European farmers and agri-cooperatives, strive to deliver the type of agricultural products that European citizens expect and demand, with a market-oriented agriculture that provides the highest level of food safety, sustainability, plant and animal health and welfare standards.

Moreover, Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation as a member of the UNAF is an associate member of Copa-Cogeca.


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