Ukraine has circulated its request for consultations with EU member states Hungary, Poland and Slovakia with the dispute settlement body in Geneva in relation to these countries’ unilateral import bans.
Ukraine’s first vice prime minister Yuliia Svyrydenko said that Kyiv will launch a legal case at the WTO against the three EU countries Poland, Hungary and Slovakia that had reintroduced import bans on agriculture products from Ukraine. France and Germany condemned the move by the three countries.
The EU import safeguard on grains from Ukraine imposed last April after five Central European countries arm-twisted the commission into saving the customs union and single market from their unilateral import bans is now officially dead. But it lives on in the form of Ukraine being obliged to manage its …
EU agriculture commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski announced that European Commission will conduct an analysis in August before deciding whether to extend the current EU safeguard related to the import of Ukrainian agricultural products.
There was much internal wrangling in the European Commission over the issue of whether and under what conditions to extend a temporary import safeguard on products whose imports were liberalised last year under the EU Ukraine trade agreement or are part of a dedicated road corridor to help the war-torn …
EU agriculture commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that he backs a prolongation to the current rules which prevent Ukrainian grain from entering five EU member states and being placed on their markets. But he faces resistance.
EU trade ministers gathered today for one of their twice-yearly meetings in Brussels. Whilst often these meetings are a mere information exchange mechanism, this gathering yielded a few concrete decisions.
The European Commission is doubling down on helping Eastern neighbours cope with the impact of the war in Ukraine on their trade. Brussels is proposing to eliminate for one year all remaining tariffs and tariff rate quotas on imports from tiny next-door Moldova as a sign of support for the …
A look back at a week dominated by a fierce internal EU fight over imports of agricultural products from Ukraine. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told the countries that had imposed import bans on Ukrainian agricultural products over recent days that an emergency import brake is on offer to ensure that only goods from Ukraine destined for other EU countries or outside Europe can enter the bloc.