Ukraine's trade representative becomes vice chairperson of International Grains Council

Ukraine's trade representative becomes vice chairperson of International Grains Council

Ukraine's Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Ukraine's Trade Representative Taras Kachka has been elected vice chairperson of the International Grains Council, the press service of the Ministry for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture has reported.

"The 51st session of the International Grains Council (IWC) took place via video conference on June 8. […] The main result of the session for Ukraine was the election of Taras Kachka as vice chairperson of the IGC Council for 2020/2021," the report said.

During the session, the IGC Council considered recent changes in national policies, the effect of governments' COVID-19 protective measures on grains, oilseeds and rice trade as well as activities of other international organizations relating to the grains trade.

The Council officially welcomed the Republic of Serbia's membership of the IGC and acknowledged the UK's application letter to join the IGC from January 1, 2021, in accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

According to the ministry, work was intensified in 2019-2020 to promote Ukraine's initiatives in the global grain market, and the position of vice chairperson of the IGC Council is to prepare for the chairmanship of the organization in 2021/2022.

"Ukraine sees participation in this event as a component of active and consistent activities to strengthen its influence on the international grain trade market," Kachka said.


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