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Morawiecki announces measures to restrict imports of Ukrainian grain

Mar 29, 2023

The Polish government promises to prepare changes to the rules to limit the import of Ukrainian grain into the country.

According to RMF24, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said this after the Cabinet meeting.

Morawiecki noted that the relevant changes were instructed to be prepared by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Henryk Kowalczyk.

"I have instructed to quickly develop the relevant rules, which would allow us not only to quickly resolve the issue of grain accumulated in Poland, that is, to sell it to North Africa and the Middle East, where it was supposed to go, but also to introduce regulations that will limit the impact of Ukrainian grain on the Polish market... Now it destabilizes our market, we know about it, and therefore the relevant minister has received a clear task to limit this impact," said Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister also said that at the last meeting of the European Council, he raised the issue in a conversation with the leaders of the EU countries that are Ukraine's neighbors, and they agreed to send a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and demand "immediate action," such as the introduction of quotas and certain protective duties.

Moravetsky added that he does not propose to create obstacles for Ukrainian grain to be transported in transit through Poland for further export from the port of Gdansk to other countries.

The Prime Minister noted that he understands the need to help Ukraine, but this particular issue has become a big problem for Polish farmers.

Author - Olena Madiak, 29/03/2023

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