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Sunflower seeds: new challenges ahead

June 7, 2023 at 11:17 AM , Der AUDITOR
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KYIV/SOFIA. With officials in Kyiv stating that the destruction of the Nova Khakova dam puts 42,000 people at risk of flooding on both sides of the Dnipro river the war with Russia has certainly entered a new level. The floods will also impact agriculture, but it is presently impossible to determine to what extent. Although the EU has extended the import restrictions for Urkainian corn, wheat, rapeseed and sunflower seeds to 15 September, some exceptions have been put in place.

Challenges ahead for new crop

The EU has opted to extend the import restrictions applying for the four Ukrainian agricultural products in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland along with Hungary and Romania until 15 September. Transits, however, remain possible and the restrictions will be eased step by step. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine shipments of durum wheat, hybrid corn and seeds for sowing are already exempt from these restrictions.

As shipments over the Black Sea have become difficult the EU is an important partner for Ukra

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