Export of grain to the EU: there are already applications for obtaining licenses under the new rules
Exporters from Ukraine have already sent applications to the Ministry of Economy for the issuance of licenses, which are necessary for the export of agricultural products to five EU countries under the new rules.
“Several applications have been received, the main thing for us now is to fix what is in transit. The system has changed from their solution to ours, we are adjusting the details there. And there are applications for export: two to Romania, three to Bulgaria, we are working with them,” Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade Representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka told Latifundist.
According to him, it is also possible to apply for export licenses to Poland and Hungary, but there is currently a national ban.
The deputy minister added that there is no question of export quotas.
“We will understand the current demand for exports directly to these countries. This demand is not unlimited. We will see what the demand is there, because everything depends on the culture. Four crops, different market structure, different seasonality. Now someone there has a question about sunflower, tomorrow there will be questions about wheat,” explained Taras Kachka.
At the same time, there will be no restrictions on tonnage per license. The time for consideration of the application from the Ukrainian side will be approximately 30 days.
As previously reported by USM, Ukraine has developed a procedure for verifying the export of four agricultural crops (corn, rapeseed, sunflower, wheat) in accordance with the decision of the European Commission, and does not export agricultural products to 5 border countries without their approval.