Czech Republic doesn't plan to ban imports of Ukrainian agricultural products
The Czech Ministry of Agriculture says the country has no plans to ban imports of Ukrainian agricultural products
This is reported by The Guardian.
The ministry emphasized that the impact of Ukrainian grain imports does not require a solution at the level of individual bans from individual countries. Instead, this issue should be addressed by the entire European Union.
“The Czech Republic is for now not planning to ban imports of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural commodities from Ukraine,” the statement says.
On March 29, Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki said that Poland promised to introduce rules that would limit the inflow of Ukrainian grain to the country, explaining that it could destabilize the import market. Later, Warsaw officially approved a ban on the import of Ukrainian grain and other food products to Poland. The government emphasized that this decision does not change the country's position on support and friendship with Ukraine.
In Romania, farmers are demanding a ban on grain imports and transit from Ukraine, threatening a nationwide protest.
On April 16, media reported that Bulgaria was also considering refusing to import Ukrainian grain, after Hungary and Poland had already made this decision. On the same day, a spokesman for the European Commission said that unilateral actions by EU member states on trade were unacceptable.
Also on April 16, Ukraine's Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Solskyi held an online meeting with Hungarian Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy, who assured him that Hungary would not stop the transit of Ukrainian grain.
On April 17, Slovakia became the third EU country to ban imports of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products.