Slovakia and Ukraine agreed on a future mechanism for grain imports

Updated Sep 22, 2023
The authorities of Slovakia and Ukraine have agreed on the future mechanism for importing Ukrainian grain. This was reported by Slovak Radio with reference to the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Nikolai Solsky.
As the radio notes, controversial issues relating to the import of grain crops from Ukraine were resolved during negotiations between the heads of the Ministries of Agriculture of the two countries held via videoconference. According to the Ukrainian minister, Ukraine is withdrawing from the World Trade Organization (WTO) a complaint against Slovakia, which unilaterally extended the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain after the European Commission lifted the previous embargo. In addition, Kyiv is lifting the ban imposed in response to Bratislava’s actions on the import of products from Slovak farmers into Ukrainian territory. In turn, Slovakia will lift the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain after the mechanism for its import, developed jointly with Kiev, comes into force. On September 15, the European ...
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