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The European Commission has extended the ban on the import of grain from Ukraine to five countries.

The European Commission has extended the ban on the import of grain from Ukraine to five countries.

The European authorities have extended the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain to border countries, sources in Brussels said.

“The European Commission extended until mid-September the EU ban on imports from Ukraine of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds. It came into force on May 2 and replaced the unilateral decisions to ban imports imposed by countries bordering Ukraine, including Poland,” the sources say.


Poland and several other Eastern European countries, against the backdrop of protests by local farmers this spring, suspended the import of Ukrainian agricultural products, which enter the European market without duties. As a result, the situation was resolved by a separate agreement with the European Commission, according to which the countries unblocked imports.


Instead, the European authorities introduced a temporary (until June 5 with the possibility of extension) EU ban on the import of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower into five countries bordering Ukraine – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

These goods can still be transported in transit.
Ukraine opposed the extension of the ban, Kyiv was supported by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.