Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine - Michael Creed T.D - has today announced the opening of the Ukrainian market for Irish beef and pork.
Details on these new arrangements for trading with Ukraine are being added to the Department’s market access portal and a trader notice will issue for processors and exporters shortly.
“The opening of this new market is a reflection of the confidence the Ukrainian authorities have in the high standards of food safety and the rigorous controls in Ireland.”
“It marks another important step in the development of Ireland’s agri-food links with Ukraine.” The Minister said.
In 2018, Minister Creed led trade missions to Turkey, US & Canada, China and Malaysia & Indonesia. One of the highlights of that year was the market access secured for Irish beef to China.
Over 1,400 tonnes of Irish beef landed in China in 2018 and there is significant potential for increasing these volumes, Creed said.