The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had adopted temporary preventive measures on imports from Ukraine of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds.
“The measures concern only four agricultural products – wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower – from Ukraine. They are intended to alleviate logistical bottlenecks for these products in Bulgariain Hungary, in Poland, Romania and in Slovakia. The restrictions will enter into force on May 2 and will last until June 5, 2023, the EC said. During this period, wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds from Ukraine may still be released for free circulation in all other European Union Member States, than those five Member States. The products may continue to circulate or transit through these five Member States under a common customs transit procedure or to a country or territory outside the EU. “At the same time, Bulgaria, HungaryPoland and Slovakia committed to lifting unilateral measures on wheat, maize, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and all other products originating in Ukraine” – reported the EC.
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