[キーウ ２１日 ロイター] – In response to the issue of three Eastern European countries restricting the import of Ukrainian grain, Ukraine reached an agreement with Slovakia on the 21st to introduce a permit system for exports to Slovakia. We will also seek a solution with Poland.
Last week, the European Union (EU) abolished, without extending, a ban on imports of grain from Ukraine by five Central and Eastern European countries, but three of these countries, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, announced that they would impose import restrictions on their own.See more
The conflict deepened after Ukraine filed a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and suggested the possibility of restricting imports from the three countries as a countermeasure.See more
The Slovak Ministry of Agriculture announced that it has reached an agreement with Ukraine to establish a “grain trading system based on the issuance and management of licenses.” He said that once the system is established, the embargo on Ukrainian agricultural products will be lifted.
According to the ministry, Ukraine has agreed to withdraw its complaint to the WTO. Ukrainian officials had no comment.
Meanwhile, Ukraine said its and Polish agriculture ministers spoke by telephone and agreed to find a solution in the interests of both sides.
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