European countries that imposed a ban on Ukrainian grain exports have expressed readiness to negotiate. Ukraine hopes to reach a compromise by the end of this week. Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade Representative of Ukraine, said in a statement.
According to him, Ukraine submitted a plan to control agricultural exports to its neighbors in the EU earlier this week. Romania and Bulgaria expressed a positive attitude to the proposal and did not impose an export ban.
"The other three countries, including Poland, are also already giving positive signals about their readiness to consider the mechanism proposed by Ukraine," Kachka said.
The official's statement explains that Ukraine proposes to introduce a system of joint verification and coordination of supplies of agricultural goods such as wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds with five EU countries.
"This will not solve the problem completely, because it will actually indicate that trade between Ukraine and these five EU countries is in a manual mode. But it will be a step forward and a rejection of bans that are unacceptable to us in form," he added.
Kachka also emphasized that Ukraine hopes to reach a compromise by the end of this week.