Ukraine has filed lawsuits towards Poland, Hungary and Slovakia on the World Trade Organization over their determination to ban grain imports, in a row that has cut up the EU and might damage Kyiv’s prospects of becoming a member of the bloc.
“It is essentially necessary for us to show that particular person member states can not ban the import of Ukrainian items. That is why we’re submitting lawsuits towards them within the WTO,” First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliya Svyridenko mentioned in an announcement.
Svyridenko added that the lawsuits, along with strain from the European Commission and different member states, “will help restore normal trade between Ukraine and neighboring countries, as well as show solidarity between us.”
The determination comes after the three nations rebelled towards a European Commission determination final Friday to finish momentary import restrictions — carried out within the spring in an try to mitigate a provide glut — and as soon as once more permit Ukrainian grain gross sales throughout the EU.
The bans by the three central European nations are meant to guard their farmers from a surge in exports from grain superpower Ukraine, following Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea.
“We hope that these states will lift their restrictions and we will not have to clarify the relationship in the courts for a long time,” Svyridenko mentioned.