Monday, May 26, 2008

EC will not stop Ukraine sunflower oil import

The European Commission planned to examine the question of Ukrainian sunflower oil import on Friday afternoon. But it was long clear that certain measures would be envisaged to strengthen control over the quality of this product, EC representative Nina Papadoulaki told a news briefing in Brussels.

Particularly, she says, additional measures of control over the import of sunflower oil from Ukraine will include introduction of obligatory quality certificates on each batch of imported oil.

Yet, the source declined from directly answering an UKRINFORM question on whether the EC considers as reliable the sources of information about a pollution of the sunflower oil.

The EC spokeswoman also refused to comment possible proceedings into unfair competition in the European market. She just said a certain content of mineral components in sunflower oil might have been caused by some natural reasons.