EU moves to crackdown on ‘carbon leakage’ by curbing imports from polluting companies in non-EU countries will not affect Ukraine

Thursday, June 3, 2021

, Olha Stefanishyna, the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, told relevant Rada committees on Monday. Stefanishyna said that “an agreement was reached in Brussels that Ukraine, as a country having a free trade area with the EU, could not be subject to direct trade restrictions,” reports Ukrinform, the state news agency. Prior to this agreement, she said, Kyiv think tanks estimated “the introduction of such a measure would actually block 20% of all exports of Ukrainian products of certain sectors to the European Union market.”

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