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Five EU countries are asking the EC to extend the ban on grain imports from Ukraine after June 5.

Five EU countries are asking the EC to extend the ban on grain imports from Ukraine after June 5.

Five countries of the European Union are asking the European Commission to extend the ban on the import of grain from Ukraine after June 5, Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Robert Telyus told reporters.

We are talking about Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.

“We – five countries – will appeal to the European Commission to extend this decision after June 5. You know that the restrictions are still in effect until June 5,” Telyus said.

 


The European Commission said it had taken steps to import selected grains from Ukraine. The measures are aimed at eliminating the logistical difficulties associated with these products in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They came into force on May 2 and will last until June 5, 2023.

During this period, wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds of Ukrainian origin may continue to be transferred for free circulation in all EU Member States except these five states. In parallel, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia pledged to lift their unilateral measures against wheat, corn, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and any other products coming from Ukraine.