Grains and oilseeds: slowdown in exports

May 5, 2023 at 12:42 PM , Der AUDITOR
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BRUSSELS. Ukraine is a matter of conflict for the EU’s agritrade in grains and oilseeds and the possible suspension of the Black Sea Grain Deal has made things worse for now. Ukraine’s wheat exports have certainly slowed. Corn has also sparked a bit of contention as China speculates that prices will tumble along with soy in Brazil. The pressure is also on for rapeseed.

EU bridges gap

After Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia unilaterally imposed import bans for Ukrainian grain and oilseeds in April, which caused much consternation in Ukraine and the EU, the Commission adopted exceptional and temporary preventive measures on imports for four agricultural products from Ukraine on Tuesday. Wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds may thereby circulate freely in all member states, except in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia from 2 May till 5 June 2023. Transits are, however, possible in these five states. Bulgaria, H

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