Ukraine expects U.S. to open market for Ukrainian corn and wheat
Approval procedures needed for the opening of the U.S. market for Ukrainian corn and wheat are currently at the final stage, according to Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection Vladyslava Mahaletska.
“Ukraine and the United States are working to open the U.S. market for Ukrainian corn and wheat (including organic). Yes, currently approval procedures are at the final stage,” Mahaletska said at a meeting with representatives of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the press service of the State Food Service.
It is noted that U.S. experts project that Ukraine will export a record 23.5 million tonnes of wheat in the 2021/22 marketing year (MY). In addition, according to the forecasts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the current MY, exports of Ukrainian corn may increase to 32 million tonnes.
“We are very much looking forward to the opening of the U.S. market for Ukrainian corn and wheat, because it will create new prospects for business development and economic growth of our country,” said Mahaletska.
As reported, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine are cooperating to open new markets for Ukrainian exports, providing support to producers and removing technical barriers to trade, as well as providing state guarantees for compliance with partner countries.