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Ukraine set to sue Poland, Hungary and Slovakia over meals import bans

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Ukraine intends to sue Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia over agricultural product prohibitions, Ukrainian Commerce Consultant Taras Kachka stated to Politico in an interview printed on Monday.

The European Union launched restrictions in Might, permitting Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia to ban home gross sales of Ukrainian wheat, maize, rapeseed, and sunflower seeds however permitting transit of such cargoes for export elsewhere.

On Friday, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary imposed their very own curbs on Ukrainian grain imports after the European Fee’s govt committee opted to not lengthen its embargo on imports into Ukraine’s 5 EU neighbours.

Warsaw, Bratislava and Budapest say they’re appearing within the pursuits of their economies and that their strikes are meant to guard their farmers from a glut of merchandise.

“It is important to prove that these actions are legally wrong. And that’s why we will start legal proceedings tomorrow,” Politico quoted Kachka as saying.

Kachka instructed Politico that Ukraine might additionally impose reciprocal measures on Poland if Warsaw didn’t drop its further measures.

“We would be forced to retaliate on the additional products, and would prohibit the import of fruit and vegetables from Poland,” Politico quoted him as saying.

Kyiv had already stated it might search worldwide arbitration over the restrictions.

The EU allowed its ban to run out on Friday after Ukraine stated it will take measures to tighten management of exports to neighbouring nations.

Kachka stated Kyiv was able to “take on the responsibility to ensure that export from Ukraine is not creating any tsunami in neighbouring countries” and would impose a system of “real time” export licenses for grains.



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