11 May 2023 11:53

Slovakia's ZSSK Cargo restarting to accept majority of Ukrainian agricultural products

MOSCOW. May 11 (Interfax) - ZSSK Cargo, a Slovak company providing rail freight transport services, has introduced amendments in line with the European Union's decision to the convention banning the import of Ukrainian agricultural products, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing information circulated on social media by Ukrainian Railways' Deputy Director of Commerce Valery Tkachev.

"In accordance with the EU decision, the unilateral restrictions introduced by Slovakia in April have been lifted, and a ban has been imposed on the import to Slovakia of only the following goods: wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower seed," Tkachev said.

The Slovak company notified Ukrainian Railways of those steps in a message dated May 9, 2023, he said.

As reported, ZSSK Cargo was banned from accepting cargoes from Ukraine on April 19. In particular, the ban applied to cereals, legumes, oil-bearing crops, vegetables, fruits, sugar, alcohol, honey, etc. The ban was to remain in force until cancelled.