Poland may face EU sanctions for unilateral ban on grain imports from Ukraine

20.08.2023, Poland.

If Poland unilaterally extends a ban on grain imports from Ukraine, sanctions could be imposed against it by EU countries, RMF24 reported on August 19.

There is a concern about retaliatory steps in trade that could be imposed by some EU countries“, the unnamed interlocutors of the radio station’s journalists said.

It is noted that no decision has yet been made on banning imports of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower from the EU after September 15. The Polish authorities said that if the decision is not made, the ban will be extended unilaterally.

Poland may face fines for such a violation of EU legislation, but it will take a long period of time to go through all the procedures to impose them.

Therefore, sanctions can be announced by individual countries that oppose the ban. According to journalists, there may be up to 20 such countries, and including Germany.

On July 25, Hungarian Agriculture Minister Istvan Nagy said that if the European Commission does not extend the ban on grain supplies from Ukraine, Hungary will continue to protect the interests of its farmers by any means and at any cost.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency