Russia has resumed grain exports to Eurasian Economic Union countries

2022-06-03 0 By

Russia has lifted its ban on grain exports to countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), kazakhstan Agriculture Network reported.A temporary ban on wheat and meslin (a blend of wheat and rye), rye and barley, as well as regular and cracked corn, has been lifted, it said.With the approval of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the above grain can be exported to the Eurasian Economic Union countries.Meanwhile, as part of measures to protect the country’s food market and stabilize agricultural prices, Russia temporarily banned the export of sunflower seeds and rapeseed from April 1 and the ban will remain in effect until August 31, 2022.From April 15 to August 31, the quota system will be implemented for the supply of sunflower seed oil, cake and solid residue, with a limit of 1.5 million tons for sunflower seed oil and 700,000 tons for cake.The export tariff of non-quota sunflower seed oil will be raised by 70 percent and not less than us $1,000 per ton.From April 1 to August 31 inclusive, the current export tariff rate of 20% will be maintained for soybeans, but not less than us $100 / ton.Soya can only be exported by road, rail and water transport through border crossings in the Far East.Restricting the export of soybean meal from kaliningrad port.In addition, from May 1 to August 31, 2022, duties will be imposed on exports of sunflower meal and flaxseed from countries or regions outside the EEU member states.The tariff for flaxseed is 20% and not less than us $100 per ton.Exports of sunflower meal will be taxed on a sliding scale.Earlier, the Russian government had approved a temporary ban on grain exports.It is valid from March 15 to June 30, 2022.