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Sunflower seeds: decline in cultivation in Ukraine

February 14, 2024 at 3:30 PM , Der AUDITOR
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KYIV/SOFIA: The licensing procedure introduced by the EU for trade with Ukraine is facing new challenges. Not all EU countries concerned are prepared to comply with the requirements. Meanwhile, experts believe that sunflower seed sowing in Ukraine could decline this year.

Hurdles in the licensing process

According to a letter from the Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Bulgaria is against the implementation of the recently implemented simplification of licensed sunflower seed exports from Ukraine to Bulgaria. The simplified system was introduced on the grounds that the processing industry in Bulgaria would not have to wait long for raw material supplies. "As the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Bulgaria, I work to protect the interests of the Bulgarian

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