|October 6, 2004, as reported
by just-food.com: The European Union (EU) has proposed a
free trade agreement with Romania to go in effect by 2007. The agreement
which will give EU food producers and manufacturers duty free access
to Romanian markets is not contingent on Romania’s entry to
Under the agreement Romanian duties would be phased out on lines
ranging from confectionary and dairy products to bread and vegetables.
In return, Romanian producers get duty free access by 2007 for a
similarly wide range of food products. Also, most EU duties will
be removed upon ratification, while Romania will remove its duties
over the next three years for roughly half the goods affected.