The EC has rescinded the Ukrainian grain embargo, but unilateral restrictions will remain.
The European Commission concluded that market violations in five EU border countries have been eliminated through the Coordination Platform’s work and the temporary grain embargo.
At the same time, Ukraine agreed to introduce the necessary legal measures through a system of export licenses within 30 days to avoid instability in the grain market. Kyiv will present an action plan during the meeting of the Coordination Platform on September 18.
However, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia extended the grain embargo until at least the end of the year. Hungary will close its borders to 24 Ukrainian goods, including cereals, rape and sunflower seeds, flour, oil, honey, certain types of meat, and eggs.
Romania is still waiting for an action plan from Ukraine regarding measures to control exports before making its decision. At the same time, the country expects Ukrainian grain transit through the port of Constanta to double to four million tons in the coming months.