Why France must say no to Ukrainian chicken
Beyond this particularly scandalous case, it is the very nature of the free trade agreement with Ukraine in terms of animal welfare that needs to be reviewed.
Based in Cyprus for tax purposes and owned by billionaire oligarch Loury Kosiouk, the Ukrainian company MHP is at the heart of a vast manipulation aimed at selling as much meat as possible on the European market while paying as little customs duty as possible. In order to circumvent the taxes on the chicken breast, MHP exports breasts ... to which it left attached two bones of the humerus! This piece of meat, now unclassifiable, then falls into the fully liberalized category of "other chicken cuts". Then the factory bought by MHP in the Netherlands need only remove the two bones in question for the chicken breast to be widely redistributed in Europe.