Which businesses in Ukraine have been most affected by the blockade of the Polish border?
The European Business Association noted: “Among the EBA members, different businesses had a negative impact from the strike on their operations. These are retailers and heavy industry enterprises, manufacturers, importers and exporters of household goods, hygiene products, medicines, veterinary drugs, agrochemical products, etc.”
Perishable goods are at significant risk because, after weeks of downtime, these products simply cannot be sold, the business association clarified. In addition, it should not be forgotten that the indirect impact of the strike will be felt by many more companies, for example, those in the insurance industry.
The EBA noted the possible shortage of goods: “According to our observations, there is currently no question of a shortage of goods, but this may change if the strike is prolonged.”
It is noted that there is a risk of a supply delay in imported goods, but now it is difficult to determine in what volumes and which goods will become in short supply and whether consumers will feel it.