On September 16, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Victor Sheremeta took part at the 10th International Forum "Days of Ukrainian Business in Poland", during which he emphasized the importance of deepening Ukrainian-Polish cooperation in agriculture.
"Among the priorities of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine are farm development, agricultural cooperation and increase of value added production. The needs of agricultural producers in equipment and machineries for the production of value added products can not be fully met by Ukrainian producers. Taking into account that such equipment is manufactured in Poland, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine is interested in establishing joint Ukrainian-Polish enterprises for the assembly of agricultural mini-machineries and equipment, " Victor Sheremeta said.
According to him, agricultural producers and cooperatives need equipment for the production, collection, storage, processing, quality assessment, sorting and packaging for fruits and berries and production of beekeeping products.
In addition, the Ministry is interested in creating a joint logistics company for the sale of agricultural products to the EU.
Also, Deputy Minister Viktor Sheremeta noted the increase of turnover of agricultural products between the two countries. Thus, for the 3 months of 2019, the trade between Ukraine and Poland increased by 15% according to the previous period, while exports exceeded import by 13%.
TOP 5 export commodities to Poland (in 2018):
- vegetable oils, total ($ 123 million);
- residues and waste from the food industries ($ 105 million);
- oil seeds ($ 73 million);
- hides and skins of cattle, sheep, lambs, etc. ($ 48 million);
- Edible fruits and nuts ($ 39 million).
TOP 5 import commodities from Poland (in 2018):
- meat and edible meat offal ($ 66 million);
- hides and skins of cattle, sheep, lambs, etc. ($ 64 million);
- residues and waste from the food industries ($ 63 million);
- miscellaneous edible preparations ($ 63 million);
cocoa and cocoa preparations, chocolate ($ 48 million).
Press Service of the Ministry