Hungarian State Minister Gergely Gulyas told the media that the Hungarian government has banned the import of 25 Ukrainian products until 30 June, including grains, oilseeds, flour and cooking oil, as well as honey and meat.
Gulyas also stated that the products coming out of this country and transported to different markets via Hungary will be followed up.
Emphasizing that due to the abundance of Ukrainian products in the Hungarian market, the farmers of this country do not have the opportunity to maintain their competitiveness, Gulyas noted that the import of honey, grain and some meat products will be temporarily banned with the regulation that will come into effect on Saturday.
Gulyas argued that Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria took similar steps and that the European Union (EU) abolished the customs duty on Ukraine’s grain products due to the war caused this situation.
Emphasizing that the Hungarian agricultural market has been seriously affected by this situation in recent months, Gulyas said, “We are happy to help Ukraine, but we must clearly see that solidarity should not destroy Hungarian farmers, Hungarian economy and especially Hungarian agriculture.” said