Poland to take revenge on Ukraine for meat

Other News Materials 20 December 2006 17:52 (UTC +04:00)

(ForUm) - From January 2007 Poland intends to impose ban on import of certain Ukrainian goods, first of all Ukrainian honey.

Such step is a reaction for continual ban on export of Polish meat in Ukraine. Polish enterprises cannot sell their meat products on Ukrainian market more than a year.

Ukrainian veterinary services promised several times to lift the ban. The latest agreement between the Ukrainian and Polish sides should have guaranteed lifting of the ban on November 30, but it has not happened yet, reports Trend.

The Ukrainian side insists on that Polish meat products do not meet Ukrainian veterinary standards, and that Poland cannot exclude illegal import of meat products on the territory of Ukraine.

At the same time, regular inspection of Polish enterprises by Ukrainian veterinary services did not reveal any violation. But Ukraine has not lifted the ban.

On Wednesday, December 20, an official note from Poland concerning ban on import of certain Ukrainian goods must be delivered to Kyiv.