20 Mar 2024 14:34

Poland to ban Ukrainian agricultural product transit from April 1

MOSCOW. March 20 (Interfax) - Polish authorities have agreed with farmers on subsidies per tonne of grain and temporary closure of the border with Ukraine from April 1 for transit of some agricultural products, Ukrainian media reported, citing polskieradio24.pl.

The document was signed by representatives of the protesting farmers, Agriculture Minister Czeslaw Siekierski and the ministry's state secretary Michal Kolodziejczak, the publication said.

The agreement envisages maintaining the current embargo on agricultural products from Ukraine, which has been in effect since mid-September last year. It involves, in particular, wheat, corn, wheat flour, rapeseed and sunflower.

Additionally, Siekierski should turn to the Council of Ministers of the European Union with a request to suspend the transit of these products across Poland from April 1 of this year.

Both parties in the signed document also deem it essential to elaborate detailed rules for trade in agricultural and food products between Poland and Ukraine.