The Polish government adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain after the end of restrictions at the European Union level on September 15.
Details: At a meeting on September 12, the Council of Ministers of Poland adopted a resolution “on actions aimed at continuing measures to import certain types of agricultural products from Ukraine.”
Verbatim of the resolution: “The Council of Ministers calls on the European Commission to extend the ban on grain imports from Ukraine after September 15.
Otherwise, Poland will introduce its own ban at the national level. The ban will remain in force until the settlement of relations in agrarian issues between Poland and Ukraine…
The government cannot agree that Ukrainian grain will destabilize the domestic agricultural market. We help our neighbors, but we must protect Polish farmers.”
This was preceded by: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that Poland would not allow itself to be “flooded with Ukrainian grain ” and was preparing to extend the ban regardless of Brussels’ decision.
Ukraine insisted that a unilateral extension of the ban would violate common market rules and the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal announced an appeal to WTO arbitration in the event of Poland blocking the export of Ukrainian grain.
Source : Pravda