Ukraine has decided to introduce licensing for grain exports to five Eastern European countries. Exports to these countries will be possible only after obtaining their consent. This was announced by the Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi, citing the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
"We are introducing an internal procedure for verification of exports of four crops (corn, rapeseed, sunflower, wheat) to five EU countries," he said during a meeting of agriculture ministers of the Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary).
According to him, this procedure includes the issuance of a license by the Ukrainian government within 30 days of receiving an export application.
"The relevant government resolution has already been adopted, so exports to the five countries are no longer possible without their approval. Within these 30 days, Ukraine informs the European Commission and the respective country of the receipt of the export application," Solskyi said.
He emphasized that the mechanism when exports are not carried out without the approval of the neighboring country is as constructive and clear as possible and takes into account the interests of all parties.
He also noted that Ukraine has offered its neighboring countries its options for action under this mechanism and is waiting for responses and possible solutions. Romania has already provided an official response.