MOSCOW, September 19 The World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed that Ukraine on Monday evening submitted a request for consultations regarding a ban on the import of its grain to Poland , Slovakia and Hungary.
On Monday, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine announced the filing of claims with the WTO against three Eastern European countries.
“We can confirm that the request for consultations was received on Monday evening,” the WTO said in response to a written request.
On September 15, the European Commission decided not to extend restrictions on the import of four types of Ukrainian agricultural products into several EU border countries, but obliged Kiev to introduce export control measures. After this, the authorities of Slovakia, Hungary and Poland announced that they were extending the ban unilaterally. In particular, Hungary extended the ban on a national basis; 24 products were included in the list of prohibited imports. In addition to grains, the list includes various types of meat, poultry, eggs, honey, vegetables and wine.