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Sunflower seeds: export restrictions cause uncertainty

March 9, 2022 at 4:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA/KYIV. As with many other Eastern European products, the sunflower seed market is upside down. In Bulgaria there is talk of export restrictions. Sunflower seeds are also affected, but the main concern is about cereals.

Disagreement and discrepancy

There is disagreement and discrepancy about the extent of these delays. As Reuters reported, according to the Bulgarian customs office there is no export stop, only additional controls would cause delays in clearance. At the very least, trade within the EU would have to remain fluent in order not to violate EU law on the free movement of goods. According to market players, raw materials such as unhulled sunflower seeds are not released for export for the time being, while processed products are. However, since hulled and unhulled su

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