The State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection addressed the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety with a proposal to consider the possibility of launching Ukrainian potato exports to the European Union.
Vladyslava Mahaletska, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection: “Ukraine fulfills its commitments under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement, in particular, to adapt national legislation to the European potato growing sector legislation. We will continue to make every effort to open the EU market for Ukrainian potato growers.”
Ukraine and the European colleagues are currently discussing the need to appoint in 2022 an inspection of European experts to launch the Ukrainian potato exports to the EU. Ukraine is the fourth-largest potato producer in the world after China, India, and Russia. Ukraine also ranks 2nd worldwide in terms of per capita consumption of this product after Belarus. Ukrainians eat 139 kg of potatoes per person per year, while the world average is 33 kg per person per year.
A source: https://www.freshplaza.com