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Poland considers ban on food imports from Russia

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 17:12
Poland considers ban on food imports from Russia
Donald Tusk. Photo: Getty Images

Poland will "carefully analyse" the consequences of Latvia's decision to ban the import of Russian food products, and says it might do the same.

Source: Bloomberg with reference to a statement by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

Details: Tusk intends to address this issue during a meeting with farmers, as the issue of excess supply and "unequal" competition is linked not only to trade with Ukraine, but also to imports from Russia and Belarus.

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The prime ministers of Poland and Latvia agreed to work together to persuade European leaders to take steps to import food from the east.

Background: 

  • The Latvian Parliament approved amendments to the Law On the Development of Villages and Agriculture that prohibit imports of agricultural products from Russia and Belarus.
  • Latvia is also advocating the introduction of European-level sanctions against Russian grain imports. The Latvian government suggests replacing it with Ukrainian grain.

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