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The Minister of Agriculture and Food, Kiril Vatev has agreed with the Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mykola Solskyi, to start a regular exchange of data between both Ministries concerning the commerce with agricultural goods. Experts from both units, will exchange information every week, on export and import of particular type of agricultural goods. This became known during the online meeting between the two Ministers, where they discussed the commitment taken by Ukraine to limit the export.

Minister Vatev informed his Ukrainian colleague concerning the signed Memorandum between the Bulgarian government and the Farmers' Initiative Committee, foreseeing ban on import of sunflower from Ukraine by the end of November. Thereafter, export licencing be effected on sunflower, wheat, corn and rapeseed, in accordance with agreed plan between Ukraine and the European Commission.

Minister Vatev stated the concerns of the Bulgarian farmers, producers, and processing undertakings related to the import of refined and non-refined sunflower oil, powdered milk, honey, sugar and frosted raspberries from Ukraine.

“It is very important to discuss all issues that affect our farmers and to look for decisions together “, Minister Vatev said.

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