The European Parliament's extension of the abolition of duties on trade with Ukraine works in both directions, and Poland also exports its products to this country.
This was emphasized by government spokesman Piotr Müller, Polish Radio reports.
During the plenary session on May 9, MEPs decided by a majority vote to extend duty-free trade with Ukraine for another year – until the end of June next year.
Piotr Müller explained on Polish Radio that Poland exports dairy products and other foodstuffs to Ukraine, as well as military equipment on a commercial basis.
"Of course, we also carry out humanitarian activities, but we also sell weapons, provide loans and credits, and, of course, export goods from Poland, because economic activity also continues there. Polish business cooperates with Ukrainian companies in business matters," he said.
The government spokesperson reminded that Poland had agreed with the European Commission to ban the supply of four key commodities for the Polish agri-food market – wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower – from Ukraine. They can only pass through the territory of Poland in transit.
Background. As reported, the European Parliament voted to extend duty-free trade with Ukraine for another year, starting June 5, 2023, to support the Ukrainian economy in the face of war.