Ukraine filed a lawsuit against 3 EU countries!
Vita gazette – Ukraine has now filed a lawsuit against EU member countries Slovakia, Poland and Hungary at the World Trade Organization. Reason: The relevant countries follow protectionist policies for their farmers…
In its statement, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy announced that it filed a lawsuit in the WTO against Slovakia, Poland and Hungary for the import ban on Ukrainian agricultural products on a national basis on September 16, within the scope of the WTO’s ‘Agreement on Rules and Procedures for the Settlement of Disputes’.
Ukrainian exporters suffered severe losses
First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko argued that domestic exporters suffered severely. losses due to the unilateral ban imposed by these three countries on importing Ukrainian agricultural products and said, “Ukraine sees this as a violation of the international obligations of the three EU countries.” And he said this.
“It is of fundamental importance for us to prove that individual member states cannot ban the import of Ukrainian goods. That’s why we are filing cases against them at the WTO. At the same time, we hope that these countries will lift their restrictions and we will not have to resolve the issue in court for a long time. “We need solidarity with them and protection of farmers’ interests.”
After the European Union Commission did not extend the decision banning grain imports from Ukraine on September 15, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia made a national decision and banned the import of Ukrainian agricultural products. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced the ban with the following statements:
“European farmers are being victimised!”
“It’s time to take matters into our own hands! Ukrainian agricultural products that were supposed to go to Africa are flooding Central European markets. Bureaucrats in Brussels are again turning a blind eye to the problems of European farmers, so Hungary, Poland and Slovakia are extending the Ukrainian import ban on a national basis.”