Russian Agriculture Ministry May Ban Grain Exports

Russia may ban the export of wheat, rye, barley, and corn from March 15 to June 30, which was announced on Monday, March 14, by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. 

“The Ministry of Agriculture, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, has prepared a draft government decree that provides for the introduction of a temporary ban on the export of major grain crops from Russia from March 15 to June 30 of this year inclusive,” the press service said.

On March 10, the Russian customs sub-commission decided to introduce a temporary ban on the export of grain crops and sugar to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to the Ministry of Economic Development, the ban on grain exports will affect crops such as wheat, meslin, rye, barley, and corn.

In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce a ban on the export of wood and a number of products from it to the EU and the USA by the end of the year. It was noted that this would meet the needs of the domestic market for affordable raw materials, as well as stimulate an increase in the depth of wood processing within the country.

Besides, recently the government announced a list of goods and equipment that are temporarily prohibited from being exported from the country. These are technological equipment, telecommunication, medical equipment, vehicles, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment and much more, over 200 items in total.

Ru-Main, 15.03.2022
Source: Izvestia 

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