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Bulgaria temporarily banned food imports from Ukraine

Apr 19, 2023

Bulgaria imposes a temporary ban on food imports from Ukraine, but it does not apply to transit goods.

This was announced by acting Bulgarian Prime Minister Galab Donev, RBC-Ukraine reports with reference to BNR.

"The main reason is that over the last year, contrary to the idea of the so-called "solidarity corridors," significant amounts of food have remained in the country and disrupted the main production and trade chains. If this trend persists and even intensifies, which is quite realistic after the similar bans imposed by other countries, the most serious consequences for Bulgarian business are possible," he said.

Donev hopes that "Brussels will hear and understand the positions" of such EU member states as Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, and will reconsider its position.

He stressed that Bulgaria remains in solidarity with Ukraine, but "the bankruptcy of Bulgarian agricultural producers will contribute nothing to its cause”.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 19/04/2023

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