The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the decree, according to which the export of buckwheat will be forbidden until July 1, 2020. The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture reported that on April 3.
This is a temporary measure to protect the domestic market, the government says. Previously, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan also made respective decisions.
The Cabinet also urged Ukrainian agrarian enterprises to increase the sowing areas for growing the buckwheat.
Earlier, the European Union stopped the import of chicken meat from Ukraine, as the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection stated. “According to the operational message from the European Commission, which was received yesterday in the evening, the import of chicken meat, meat products from chicken and thermally unprocessed products from chicken from Ukraine to the territory of the EU. However, eggs and egg-products do not fall under these restrictions,” the message said. In February, the import ban was lifted.