Since Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine and the blockade of Ukrainian seaports, Ukraine has been unable to export its produce to destinations around the world via the usual routes. This situation threatens global food security; alternative routes are needed urgently.
On 12 May, the European Commission presented its Solidarity Lanes Action Plan to help Ukraine export its agricultural produce, as part of the EU's solidarity response with Ukraine.
Since August, the Black Sea Grain Initiative brokered by the UN, has enabled additional grain exports via maritime routes.
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture, Ukrainian exports of cereals, oilseeds and related products reached 4.3 million tonnes in August, confirming an upward trend after 2.8 Mt in July, 2.5 Mt in June, 2 Mt in May and 1.3 Mt in April.
Business Matchmaking Platform
To help finding pragmatic solutions to the export of agricultural produce from Ukraine, the Commission launched a business matchmaking platform bringing together businesses in the EU and Ukraine.
Are you looking for ways to support Ukrainian exports? Does your business offer transport or storage solutions? Are you a Ukrainian grain trader and you are looking for a logistics partner to export your products?
Register now for the EU-Ukraine Business Matchmaking Platform!
Supply Chain Resilience Platform: Connect with new partners and secure your international supply chain!
For general information on the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Solidarity Lanes please contact EU-UKRAINE-SOLIDARITY-LANES@ec.europa.eu
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To keep Ukrainian goods moving and identify pragmatic solutions, the Commission has made available a business matchmaking tool, bringing together businesses in the EU and Ukraine.
As part of the EU's solidarity response with Ukraine, the Commission today presented a set of actions to help Ukraine export its agricultural produce.