12 Feb 2024 16:54

Bulgaria to present list of companies breaching Ukrainian grain licensing conditions to Ukraine

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Kiril Vatev at an online meeting with Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Nikolai Solsky last Friday briefed the latter of a number of companies breaching the licensing regime introduced by the Ukrainian side for the export of sunflower seeds, rapeseed, corn and wheat, Ukrainian media reported, citing the Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry website.

The names of the companies that violated the licensing regime will be officially presented to Kiev, Vatev said.

At the same time, Bulgaria provides the utmost assistance to the transit of Ukrainian products and added that the licensing regime was operating very well and should not be modified, he said. The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food is protecting the interests of Bulgarian farmers, he said.

The two ministers also discussed the latest data on exports of cereals, milk powder, honey and sunflower oil from Ukraine.

For his part, Solsky noted that by the Ukrainian government's decision, those companies involved in interrupted transit will lose the right to export for six months.

The Bulgarian and Ukrainian agriculture ministers agreed to continue sharing data on trade in agricultural products.