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Russia bans Durum wheat exports until May 31, 2024

MOSCOW, December 11 – RIA Novosti. It has been reported that the Russian government has temporarily banned the export of Durum wheat press service cabinet of ministers.

The statement said, “Russia is imposing a temporary restriction on the export of durum wheat from the country. An order regarding this has been signed.”
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The innovation will be valid until May 31, 2024. This measure, as announced by the government, is designed to ensure food security and maintain a stable situation in prices of halibut products in the domestic market.

The document foresees a number of exceptions. The ban will not affect:

  • export of durum wheat for humanitarian purposes and within the framework of international intergovernmental agreements;

  • grain exports to Abkhazia and South Ossetia;

  • It is exported as material.

In addition, Durum wheat can be supplied to the Eurasian Economic Union countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan) according to certain quotas and with the permission of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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The Russian ministry made an attempt to ban exports in early November. The Ministry of Agriculture emphasized that the current agricultural year’s Durum wheat harvest may be reduced to the minimum level of the last 20 years due to bad weather conditions in most producing countries. Based on this, the Ministry stated that it was necessary to limit supplies to protect the domestic market and meet the needs of domestic flour and pasta producers.

In response, industry experts told RIA Novosti that the proposal to temporarily close exports is quite logical, taking into account the Food Safety Doctrine, but this will not affect the work of large suppliers. Meanwhile, concerns were also expressed due to the pause in the cultivation of this agricultural product; Case types are not in much demand in the domestic market. The Ministry of Agriculture reported that it is planned to increase the durum wheat planting area in the current agricultural year.

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