Food Industry Will Find it Harder to Export Once Slovenia is in EU

Ljubljana, 25 December - Increased imports are expected to step up the pressure on domestic food producers once Slovenia joins the EU, especially as food products were among those exempt for the most part from trade liberalisation implemented so far. Moreover, Slovenian companies will also find that the going will get tougher because free trade agreements with a number of former Yugoslav states will no longer be valid, meaning that it will be harder for food producers to export to these markets, the Agriculture Ministry has told STA.

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