Another EU country plans to extend grain embargo: the condition is named
Romania has decided to extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain and other agricultural products for 30 days. However, the decision has not yet been finalized, and the country's authorities are waiting for proposals from the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.
Thus, Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu will ask the ministers of agriculture and economy to approve the decree on the embargo extension. According to RFI, Ciolacu expects Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to propose licensing of grain exports.
The Romanian Prime Minister also noted that after the European Commission's decision not to extend the ban on Ukrainian agricultural products,"not a single kilogram of wheat was imported to Romania from Ukraine."
"If there are any requests for exports to Romania, I will definitely ask the Minister of Agrarian Policy and the Minister of Economy to issue a general order that the restriction will be extended for 30 days until everything is clarified. I repeat: there are no requests, and I want to assure farmers that it will not be like it was a year ago," Cholaku assured.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the European Commission has decided not to extend the ban on the export of Ukrainian grain to the EU, which expired on September 15. It is to be replaced by restrictions that will help to control the volume of products exported from Ukraine. It is up to Ukraine to develop such measures for itself.
However, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia will continue to block imports of Ukrainian grain. Ukraine will challenge this decision in the WTO, as it violates international trade rules and even contradicts the position of the European Commission.
Poland may block Ukraine's accession to the EU if the countries do not resolve the issue of grain exports. Ukraine's trade representative said that the Polish government's actions are wrong, unlawful and harmful to Polish, Ukrainian and all farmers in the European Union (EU).