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Grain exports from Ukraine: Poland declares readiness for negotiations

Sep 21, 2023

Poland is ready to negotiate with Ukraine on the export of its agricultural products.

This was stated by Polish Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus, according to PAP.

"We are waiting for such negotiations and are ready for such negotiations to take place," Telus said.

According to him, Poland is open to negotiations to find a solution that will secure the Polish market, protect Polish farmers, and help Ukraine.

"We want to help Ukraine with transit, but it should be a transit, not harmful to Polish farmers," the Polish minister said.

Telus also drew attention to the fact that the list of products banned from importation to specific countries should be flexible. As an example, he cited Bulgaria, which needs Ukrainian sunflower and can import it.

"I would like to see more permanent, long-term solutions introduced by the European Union. This is a good direction," he said.

As a reminder, on September 15, the European Commission lifted the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania. However, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia imposed the ban at the state level.

In response, Ukraine filed lawsuits against Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary with the World Trade Organization over the grain import ban.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 21/09/2023

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