Kyiv (QHA) -  Ukraine is
set to export poultry to European Union (EU) countries starting from July 24,
Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnuk announced Tuesday, informs Xinhua.

"I am
convinced that this year we will export at least 50,000 tons of poultry to
European markets. And this figure is expected to grow with each passing
year," Prysyazhnuk told at a press conference.

said that currently four Ukrainian companies were certified to export chicken
meat to European countries. Kiev, which supplies poultry mainly to the
post-Soviet, Middle East and African markets, received permission from the EU
to export poultry, eggs and egg products in late 2012.

to local experts, Ukraine has a potential to ship around 200,000 tons of
chicken meat to European countries per year. In 2012, Ukraine's poultry
production totaled 1.066 million tons and the output is expected to increase by
14 percent this year.