Poland will check grain in transit from Ukraine

Published Feb 13, 2024

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Poland's Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Michal Kolodziejczak, has announced that all grain transiting through Poland from Ukraine to other EU countries will be inspected for compliance with community quality standards. This decision is due to concerns about the potential resale of poor-quality grain to Poland from other countries, such as Germany. The announcement follows recent protests by Polish farmers and a blockade of border crossings with Ukraine. Additionally, the Polish government plans to establish an electronic platform for farmers to report issues and violations.
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The Polish authorities will check all grain that transits through Polish territory from Ukraine to other EU countries for compliance with community quality standards. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Michal Kolodziejczak. “Today (February 12 - TASS note) at a meeting with various departments I will ask that all grain cargoes that are exported [from Ukraine in transit through Poland] be checked in Poland," the official said in an interview with PAP. He noted that we are talking about departments responsible for the quality of products “that end up on the table of the Poles.” Kolodziejczak emphasized that grain, which, for example, Germany imports from Ukraine, can be resold to Poland “as European” after German control authorities reveal its “poor quality.” The deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture also announced plans to create an electronic platform on which Polish farmers will be able to leave information about problems and violations. ...
Source: Kvedomosti
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