Ukraine: agricultural export markets to stabilize in 1-2 years – I.Shvaika
Ukraine will be able to stabilize and systematize the export volumes of agricultural commodities within 1-2 years, declared Ihor Shvaika, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, on September 3.
According to him, Ukraine has to deal with some legal formalities, which requires participation of European experts, for stabilization of the export of high-quality agricultural products.
The Minister noted that the current market exists in terms of overcoming the artificial barriers formed by the Russian Federation.
I.Shvaika added that despite the losses of grain harvest in eastern oblasts and the Crimea, the production volumes are even more than in 2013.
According to him, after the politically motivated decisions of the Russian Federation, Ukraine starts diversifying its markets. The markets of the EU, China and Asia are rather promising directions. The Ministry continues working on expanding the list of agricultural commodities for exports, including livestock products, grains, dairy products, etc. The officials are working on bringing the commodities into line with the European standards and implementation of the Ukrainian legislation to the European level, informed I.Shvaika.
As for the sea ports in the Crimea, they are closed, and Russia can not use them. At the same time, Ukraine is upgrading the ports in Kherson and Odessa, added the Minister.
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