The EU Commission has announced the new decisions taken on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine.
Accordingly, the exceptional and temporary measures for imports of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine, which were put into effect on May 2 for Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria and ended today, will continue until September 15.
In this process, 5 countries will not take any measures to prevent the shipment of Ukrainian grain to other EU member countries.
These countries demanded the continuation of restrictions on Ukrainian grain due to serious logistical bottlenecks and limited grain storage capacities before the harvest season.
After the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War and the inability to make shipments from the Black Sea ports for a long time, a significant amount of Ukrainian grain and food products began to be sent to Eastern and Central European countries by land.
A large amount of agricultural products from Ukraine entered the markets of the border countries Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Relatively cheap Ukrainian grain and food products have upset producers in these countries.
Farmers in the countries of the region have been demanding an end to cheap agricultural products from Ukraine for a long time. These countries decided to impose a temporary ban on grain and food from Ukraine in April.
The EU Commission also prepared a plan to address the concerns of countries that ban grain imports from Ukraine, providing additional support to farmers if products are allowed in transit, and imposing restrictions on some Ukrainian products. Thus, the shipment of Ukrainian grain to other countries continued.