Kommersant: Department of Agriculture may refuse to import seeds from EU and US as counter-sanction

Russia may refuse to import seeds from the EU and the US as a counter-sanction. It has been reported “Kommersan”.

Regional bodies of the agro-industrial complex (AIC) briefed on the need to prepare for the proposed ban on the import of seeds from hostile countries.

It is also alleged that the Ministry of Agriculture only allows foreign companies to risk exiting the Russian market. Agribusiness is now heavily dependent on imports.

As a result, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Oksana Lut identified the seeds as the “main position” in the agro-industrial complex with possible retaliatory sanctions by Russia.

At the same time, Rosselkhoznadzor began to impose counter-sanctions in advance and from 6 July restricted the import of French seeds from Lidea France and Limagrain Europe.

In June, it was known that the export of goods from Turkey to Russia began. augmented increased by 46% year-on-year. Significant growth is evident in the supply of peaches and cherries, but the supply of machinery, equipment and components has also increased significantly.



Source: Gazeta

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