In order to ensure food security, the Russian government introduced a temporary ban on the export of buckwheat and buckwheat cereals from June 5 to August 31, 2021. The corresponding decree of April 30 was published on Tuesday on the official portal of legal information.
“ In order to ensure food security, the Russian government decides: establish from June 5 to August 31, 2021, inclusively, a temporary ban on the export of goods from the Russian Federation according to the list “, – says the document, in the appendix to which specific goods are indicated: buckwheat, buckwheat groats and buckwheat grain.
As stated in the decree, the temporary ban does not apply to goods exported from Russia for international humanitarian assistance and as supplies, as well as for Russian military bases abroad and for Russian organizations in Baikonur and Svalbard. In addition, the ban will not apply to goods moving through the Russian Federation in transit or transported from one part of Russia to another through the territories of other countries.
The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation was instructed to notify the Eurasian Economic Commission of the introduction of this temporary ban.
Earlier, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation reported on the study of the issue of limiting the export of buckwheat and buckwheat groats. According to the ministry, since November 2020, there has been a significant increase in the export of this product to a number of countries against the background of the prevailing global situation. The ministry stressed that the current production volumes in Russia make it possible to fully meet the needs of the population for the main types of cereals, including buckwheat. The gross harvest of buckwheat amounted to 893 thousand tons in 2020 (+ 13.6% to the level of 2019).
Russian news agency TASS
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