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The new weekly tariffs in Russia

Новите седмични мита в Русия

Moscow announced that a duty on wheat exports would be raised to 4,058.9 rubles ($44.56) per tonne from February 14, 2024, according to the agriculture ministry.

The duty on barley will be 219.5 rubles ($2.41) per ton, and that on corn will be 2,278.7 rubles ($25.03) per ton.

The export duty rate for wheat is calculated at an indicative price of $251.1 per ton, for barley - $178.3 per ton, and for corn - $210.7 per ton.

As we have already informed, the Kremlin continues its efforts and talks with the UN to remove obstacles to agricultural exports. However, the country does not stop bragging about its export activity.

"From 2020, Russia will retain its status as a net exporter of agricultural products and is a reliable partner for many countries," Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said on Friday.

"The increase in production not only allowed us to fully satisfy our own needs, but the role of Russia in international markets has changed dramatically. As of 2020, Russia is a net exporter of agricultural products. Many of our partners, many countries, consider Russia a very reliable partner that consistently fulfills all arrangements within the framework of the commitments made," he added.

"Two decades ago, our products were purchased mainly from the CIS countries, and now we supply significant quantities to Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. It should be noted that now Russia is a large and stable supplier to the global market for a wide range of agricultural products," the minister said.

According to Patrushev, Russia ranks second in the world in grain and pulse supplies, first in wheat and fish exports, second in sunflower and rapeseed oil trade, and third in barley supplies.

"Despite external pressure, we have consistently supported the food security of a number of countries and this remains, among other things, one of our top priorities," he concluded.

At the opposite pole of food security are the data on the destruction caused. Almost 200 port infrastructure facilities in Ukraine have been damaged since the termination of the grain deal in July 2023, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

The minister also claimed that his country managed to transport more than 22 million tons of cargo through "temporary corridors" created in the Black Sea in August 2023.

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