Ukraine is becoming a competitor of Poland in the European market – Deshchytsia

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia commented on the possibility of a trade war between Kyiv and Warsaw.

He said this in an interview with Ukrinform, UA reports.

‘Now everyone must understand that Ukraine is becoming a competitor in the European market. It is also about the issue of trucking’ – he said.

According to the ambassador, the issue of a sufficient number of permits for Ukrainian truckers is extremely important today.

‘It should be noted that in 2016 Ukraine received 200,000 permits, and since 2018 Poland has sharply reduced their number to 160,000, explaining that Polish carriers do not use the same number of permits as Ukrainian ones. However, we are determined to defend the interests of our carriers and we want to restore the number of permits to the level that Ukraine had before the entry into force of the FTA between Ukraine and the EU’ – Deshchytsia said.

To this end, they intend to involve all existing mechanisms, negotiations and consultations with Polish partners.

Earlier it was reported that the Foreign Ministry this year helped more than 200 Ukrainian companies to enter foreign markets.