Hungary halts Ukrainian agricultural imports

16 April, 11:37 AM
Hungary will not import Ukrainian grain (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Hungary will not import Ukrainian grain (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Hungary has temporarily banned the import of grains, oilseeds, and some other agricultural products from Ukraine, Hungarian news outlet reported on April 15, citing Hungarian agricultural minister Istvan Nagy.

“The government is committed to representing the interests of the Hungarian farming community, which is why, in the absence of meaningful EU measures, like Poland, it temporarily prohibits the import of grain and oilseeds originating from or coming from Ukraine, as well as several other agricultural products into Hungary,” Nagy said.

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On April 15, the Polish government banned the import of Ukrainian grain and a large range of other products into the country.

The restrictions will remain in place until June 30, 2023, which is “sufficient time for the EU to take significant and long-term measures to find a solution.”

The Ukrainian government has said that this decision violates previous agreements between the two countries.

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