19 Sep 2023 10:37

Poland set to respond to Kiev's WTO complaint on grain shipments

WARSAW. Sept 19 (Interfax) - Poland will provide a response to Ukraine, which has sent a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the ban on Ukrainian grain exports, Polish presidential advisor Marcin Przydacz said.

"Poland's response to Ukraine's complaint to the WTO is ready," Polskie Radio quoted Przydacz as saying. "Warsaw is not inclined to regard Kiev's statements as a threat," Przydacz said.

"Polish lawyers will respond to Ukraine's WTO complaint," he said. "The main goal of the Polish authorities is to support the Polish market," he said.

However, Przydacz recalled that the transit of grain from Ukraine via Poland is still permitted.

It emerged earlier that Kiev had sent a complain to the WTO over the decision by the Polish, Hungarian and Slovakian governments to introduce national bans on any imports of a range of agricultural products from Ukraine, after the European Commission lifted temporary preventive measures for Ukrainian grain imports last Friday.