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Sunflower seeds: EU imports up sixfold

April 27, 2023 at 10:09 AM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. After the arbitrary attempts of individual EU states to prematurely stop the import of certain agricultural products from Ukraine, the EU is now working on a solution for the countries particularly affected. In the meantime, sowing for the coming crop is underway in Ukraine and experts forecast production to increase by almost 15%.

EU import ban still under discussion

On Tuesday evening, following the meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Luxembourg, EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski announced that a ban on imports of certain agricultural products from Ukraine was being prepared. However, this would only apply to the five EU countries particularly affected by imports - Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria - and transit to other EU countries would remain possible. The five most important products - corn, wheat, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and sunflower oil - are affecte

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