Moldova will not introduce a ban on the supply of grain from Ukraine, as Poland, Hungary and Slovakia did, according to the statement of the Ministry of Agriculture of Moldova, reports РБК-Україна with reference to Радіо Свобода.
"There are currently no plans to introduce any restrictions against the import of Ukrainian grain," the department noted.
The discussion of restrictive measures in the country began because the Moldovan association Forța Fermierilor (Force of Farmers) called on the authorities to limit the import of agricultural products from Ukraine.
The organization's representatives believe that the temporary ban on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products by three EU member states may lead to an increase in imports to other countries, including Moldova. And this, in turn, can cause an even greater collapse in prices.
As an alternative to import restrictions, farmers also consider compensation from the EU. But, as the Ministry of Agriculture emphasized, Moldova cannot claim such compensation, as it is not a member of the EU.