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Export to Egypt

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Trade relations in the field of agriculture between the EU and Egypt are governed by the EU-Egypt Free Trade Agreement, in force since June 1, 2004, the provisions of which on trade and related issues entered into force on January 1, 20041. In October 2008, an agreement was signed to further liberalize trade in agricultural products, processed agricultural products, and fish and fish products, which entered into force on June 1, 2010. EU export enjoys duty-free access to the Egyptian market for almost all agricultural products except some. Export from Egypt to the EU also benefits from full liberalization, with the exception of the most sensitive products (tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes, courgettes, table grapes, garlic, strawberries, rice, sugar and processed products with high sugar content).

The EU is a net exporter of agricultural products to Egypt. It mainly exports wheat, fruit and powdered milk, while the EU mainly imports fruit and vegetables from Egypt (almost 75% of its imports).

Apples are supplied to Egypt by several countries. European exporters account for more than half of imports by value. In 2022, the value of fruit exports from Poland to Egypt amounted to EUR 36,744,014[1].

 

[1] https://trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets/en/statistics

Export to Jordan

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Trade relations in the field of agriculture between the EU and Jordan are governed by the EU-Jordan cooperation agreement, signed on November 24, 1997 and in force since May 1, 20022 In 2005, further changes were introduced to the cooperation agreement (establishing further bilateral liberalization in agricultural products and processed agricultural products), effective from January 1, 2006. This asymmetric agreement provides for a high level of liberalization with very few exceptions. Since 2010 (i.e. from the last stage of implementation of the liberalization provisions), all agricultural products from Jordan – except cut flowers and virgin olive oil – can enter the EU duty-free and quota-free. When it comes to export from the EU to Jordan, fresh apples with a 0% export tax rate also benefit from this arrangement.

In 2021, Poland exported to Jordan products worth a total of USD 104 million. The main products exported from Poland to Jordan were apples and pears with a total value of USD 9.9 million, which is almost 10% of the total export, followed by washing machines for households (USD 6.19 million), and cheese (USD 5.27 million)[1].

 

[1] https://oec.world/en

Detailed information and current statistics on export/import between the EU and Egypt as well as the EU and Jordan can be found in the Special Report, which we encourage you to download.

Export to India

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Since 2003, EU-India agricultural trade relations have been governed by the Agreement on Trade in Services and the Investment Agreement. An ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA) exists between the EU and India. It includes an agreement on trade in goods. A Strategic Partnership based on shared values and commitment to the global order was signed in 2004, and a Roadmap for the Strategic Partnership was adopted in 2020 to run until 20253.

In 2022, the Trade and Technology Council was established.

In 2021, the value of trade in goods between the EU and India reached EUR 88 billion, and in the services sector, EUR 30.4 billion. This made the EU India’s third largest trading partner, accounting for 10.8% of its trading of goods, second only to the US (11.6%) and China (11.4%).

India is the world’s fourth largest importer of apples (after Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom), with imports in 2021 worth EUR 319 million and volumes of 436 million tons4. EU apple exports to India for 2022/2023 amounted to 81,672 tons, including 42,242 tons from Italy and nearly 34,259 tons from Poland5.

Export to Vietnam

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Agricultural trade relations between the EU and Vietnam are governed by the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Investment Protection Agreement, concluded on February 12, 20206. The documents came into force on August 1, 2020. By removing almost all tariffs between the two sides – the agreements have significantly boosted trade, providing better access to markets and creating a more predictable environment for investors. Both regulations aim to deepen economic ties, promote sustainable development and increase the benefits of trade.

Vietnam is the EU’s second-largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after Singapore, with annual trade in goods worth EUR 47.6 billion annually and EUR 3.6 billion in services. EU exports to the country are growing by 5-7% annually7. EU apple exports to Vietnam for 2022/2023 amounted to 10,154 tons, including more than 7,000 tons from France and nearly 2,300 tons from Poland8.