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Where is the difference between import and transit?

Къде е разликата между внос и транзит?
After a visit of Ukrainian representatives to Zagreb from the end of July, it was announced that Ukraine and Croatia had agreed on the possibility of using Croatian ports on the Danube and the Adriatic Sea to export Ukrainian grain.

"Ukrainian grain has already been exported through Croatian ports. We are grateful for this opportunity. Although this is a niche trade route, it is already popular," First Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Sviridenko said at the time.

"We are ready to develop it by expanding the possibilities of the transport corridor," she said. "We believe that this logistics route will play an important role in bilateral trade between our countries even after the war."

But Croatia quickly realized that Ukrainians did not make much of a distinction between "import" and "transit," prompting the country's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to say that his country would not import Ukrainian grain and did not rule out a ban on such imports, similar to Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.

In an interview with Croatian national television HINA, he said: "Croatia's position and desire is that we are a transit country, not a country that receives huge amounts of Ukrainian grain, which is cheaper than ours, which would mean that our farmers are in trouble".

We remind you that Kiev started legal action against Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in the World Trade Organization, due to their refusal to lift the ban on Ukrainian agricultural products.

However, this did not change the position of the affected countries to protect their domestic markets, and Romania also found a way to resist Ukrainian imports, at least for another 30 days.

In terms of trade, at the beginning of the week the prices of grain for delivery to the port of Constanta were: bread wheat - 212 EUR/ton, feed wheat - 202 EUR/ton, corn - 188 EUR/ton, barley - 176 EUR/ton, sunflower – 409 dollars/ton.

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