Romanian Minister of Agriculture Petr Dea said that the European Commission will impose a ban on the export of oilseeds and grains from Ukraine to Romania, which will be valid until June 5 this year. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to Rail.insider.

As access to its own Black Sea ports was blocked and then restricted due to the Russian invasion, Ukraine, one of the world’s leading grain exporters, had to look for alternative shipping routes through neighboring states. This has led to the fact that millions of tons of grains and oilseeds, cheaper than those produced in the European Union and exempt from customs taxes, end up in Central and Eastern Europe.

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“Romania will be protected by the decision of the European Commission and will receive compensation for farmers,” the minister said.

Recently, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary stopped importing grain and other food products from Ukraine to protect their farmers.

As previously reported, local farmers have complained that demand and prices for local produce have dropped significantly as a result and have threatened protests. Romania previously announced the introduction of border checks for agricultural products from Ukraine and introduced sealing of vehicles during the transit of agricultural goods. At the same time, the railway carriers of Ukraine and Romania expressed their hope for the preservation of transit grain transportation to the port of Constanta.

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