Poland and Ukraine draw up a road map to intensify grain export
Ukraine will be able to export more grain via Poland. The ministers of agriculture of both countries have agreed on a joint road map for speeding up the border proceedings, especially in terms of veterinary control. Four more checkpoints will be available for grain flows that run from Ukraine to Poland.
On Monday, 16 May, the Ukrainian delegation led by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskyi visited Warsaw. It held a new round of meetings and negotiations with its Polish colleagues from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which resulted in a joint statement. The document is mainly focused on facilitating Ukrainian grain export via the Polish ports.
“In a joint statement, we and the Polish side consolidated the results of our work in several weeks. The measures envisaged by the statement will significantly simplify the border proceedings for our grain and, respectively, speed up and increase export, which is currently a priority for the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Food,” said the Ukrainian minister.
Among other things, the parties drew up four crucial points to be implemented in short term:
- Poland is committed to revising the requirements for veterinary control of transit shipments of grain from Ukraine. This will ensure the possibility of grain transit via all checkpoints on the state border of Poland and Ukraine.
- Both countries will jointly work on ensuring the possibility of grain transit via the Werchrata/Rava-Ruska railway border crossing as well as the Medyka/Shehyni and Krościenko/Smilnytsia road crossings. Previously, there were only four checkpoints (two railway and two road ones) designated for that purpose.
- Poland will increase the number of veterinary inspectors at the designated border checkpoints to 19 people.
- At the busiest checkpoints, the Polish inspectors will work around the clock.
The Poland-Ukraine Business Meeting, which will be dedicated to arranging new logistic solutions between the two countries, will take place on 26-27 May in Gdańsk. To get more information about the event or register for it, please visit the dedicated websites:
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