Ukraine and Poland will develop new rules for the transit of agricultural crops during the next week. Such arrangements were reached at the meeting between Mykola Solskyi, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, and Robert Telus, the newly appointed head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland.
"The situation is difficult for Ukrainian farmers, but obviously it is the same for Polish farmers. We all understand who is guilty in that, but it will be our responsibility to solve this issue. The possibility of transit through Poland to other EU member states and third countries will remain, and the transit procedure will be simplified to eliminate vehicle downtime and queues at border crossing posts.
However, at the same time, the Ukrainian side will refrain from exporting four crops to Poland: wheat, corn, sunflower and rapeseed until the new season," emphasized Mykola Solskyi, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
While the new rules are under development, the exporters are recommended to consider the possibility to redirect the corresponding consignments through other countries.