Warsaw, EU agree on restrictions on Ukrainian agricultural imports
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says Warsaw and Brussels have reached an agreement to restrict Ukrainian agricultural imports, primarily grain and corn
This is reported by RMF 24.
“We have finalized agreements with the EU to ban imports of these agricultural products, which led to destabilization of the Polish market. We are talking primarily about grains and corn,” the Polish Prime Minister said.
The agreement contains commitments by Poland and other countries to withdraw from the unilateral blockade of food imports from Ukraine. The EU will impose a ban on imports of wheat, corn, rapeseed, sunflower, and sunflower oil. It is noted that these five products account for 90% of all imports from Ukraine.
Earlier, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland decided to unilaterally ban imports of agricultural products from Ukraine. This is due to the fact that grain imports had a significant impact on domestic market prices. This caused discontent among local farmers.
On April 21, Poland said it would unblock transit to European ports for Ukrainian agricultural products through the country's territory. On April 24, Ukrainian Railways resumed transit of Ukrainian agricultural products through Poland.
The European Commission has agreed to impose a ban on imports of sunflower oil from Ukraine, but the transit of this product will be allowed.