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Detail

Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Sunflower oil
Date
01/06/2014
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import restrictions
Description
Ended import restrictions on sunflower oil from Ukraine
Notes
EUROPEAN UNION – import restriction: The EU decided to end all import restrictions on sunflower oil from Ukraine. The measure – in the form of a strict testing and certification scheme – was imposed back in 2008, following the discovery of consignments contaminated with paraffin. As tests carried out at EU borders revealed no further contamination, the testing regime started to be gradually relaxed from 2009 onward.