EU claims to provide clarity on international supply of Russian fertilizers
BRUSSELS, 25 November – RIA Novosti. Peter Stano, the official representative of the European Foreign Service, told RIA Novosti that the European Union, together with its partners, provided the necessary information to participants in the food and fertilizer trade, explaining that European sanctions do not apply to them.
Uralchem head Dmitry Mazepin said in a previous meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that more than 260 thousand tons of fertilizers of the company were blocked in ports of Estonia, Latvia, Belgium and the Netherlands. In addition, Akron blocked 52,000 tons and Eurochem blocked nearly 100,000 tons of products. Mazepin explained that his company is facing the inability to pay freight due to restrictive measures.
“We have provided clarity to the industry and partners. This includes the UK General License, the US 6B General License and updated and detailed EU guidance. These provisions make it clear that banks, insurers, shippers and other players can continue. to provide food and fertilizer,” he said.
He reminded that initially the sanctions were not aimed at the agricultural products trade of the Russian Federation.
He repeated the EU’s position that the global food crisis could have been avoided had the conflict in Ukraine not flared up.
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