21 Apr 2023 12:21

Ukrainian Railways bans grain transportation to Hungary

MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Railways has imposed two conventional bans on transportation of a broad range of agricultural products to the Hungarian railway network (MAB 55).

The restrictions apply to the transportation of beef, pork, lamb and goat meat, fresh or frozen poultry, and offal of any kinds of meat, the Ukrainian media said with the reference to the company website.

In addition, the ban applies to eggs, honey, vegetables, wheat, meslin, rye, barley, corn, buckwheat, millet, cereals, flour, rapeseed and sunflower seeds.

The list of products prohibited for transportation includes sunflower, safflower, cottonseed oil and their fractions, rapeseed or mustard oil, as well as sugar, bread, flour and confectionery products, natural grape wines, wafer plates, wafers, empty capsules and rice paper.

The ban on shipments to Hungary's major carrier, Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt, takes effect on April 20 and stays valid until further notice. A similar ban regarding MMV Magyar Maganvasut Zrt will be in effect from April 20 to June 30. Both conventional bans state that the carriers are prohibited from accepting the specified goods for transportation, but not for transit.

As Poland and Slovakia banned the imports of a broad range of agricultural products, including grain, from Ukraine, Ukrainian Railways imposed a number of conventional bans on the goods' transportation to the railway networks of both countries.