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Parliamentary question - E-004639/2021(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on behalf of the European Commission

The scope of the ongoing review under Article 29 (4) of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement[1] is limited to the degree of elimination of customs duties (as reflected in Annex I-A to the Agreement). The Commission is fully aware — following intensive consultations with stakeholders — of the potential defensive and offensive EU interests in this exercise, including as regards the products mentioned by the Honourable Member.

The Commission’s approach to the implementation of the Association Agreement is guided by the principle that the benefits arising from the Agreement cannot be separated from its obligations, e.g. under the chapter on trade and sustainable development.

The review under Article 29 (4) does not require a formal impact assessment. However, all available data are taken into account to assess the impact of any potential additional market access concessions. This comprehensive analysis will be underpinned by extensive consultations with a wide range of EU stakeholders.

Last updated: 2 December 2021
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