Grain throughput. Poland has signed an agreement with Lithuania and Ukraine

Poland has signed an agreement with Lithuania and Ukraine on the transit of Ukrainian grain. From Wednesday, October 4, grain transport will be controlled by the Lithuanian side.

This was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Robert Telus, after an online discussion with his colleagues from Lithuania and Ukraine.

– From tomorrow, inspections of transports from Ukraine can take place in Lithuanian ports (…). The Lithuanian side takes full responsibility for these inspections, Telus said after talks with the Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania Kestutis Navickas and the Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solski.

Telus added that “transit will obviously take place in the SENT system, that is, as before, under strict supervision.” He also pointed out that such a decision was possible thanks to Poland’s construction of transport corridors.

Telus: The European Commission has started spoiling transport corridors

“Unfortunately, with the decision of September 15 this year, the European Commission has started to spoil the transport corridors, and these are very important for all five of our frontline countries,” the head of the ministry emphasized.

However, he assured that Poland will continue to build these corridors because it is good for Polish farmers, Ukraine, the European Union and even for the whole world, because grain from Ukraine should go to the regions where it is lacking.

Import of grain from Ukraine. Brussels lifted the embargo, Poland introduced its own

September 15 this year The European Commission decided not to extend the embargo on Ukrainian grain and agricultural products, while Minister of Development and Technology Waldemar Buda subsequently signed a regulation on the ban on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine “due to the erroneous decision of the European Commission not to do that.” to extend the AU grain embargo.”

The regulation came into effect at midnight on September 16. In response, Ukrainian authorities filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Poland (as well as Hungary and Slovakia, which, like Poland, maintained an embargo on Ukrainian agricultural products).

Source: Do Rzeczy