In the West, dissatisfied with Russia's decision to impose restrictions on grain sales


French weekly magazine Valeurs actuelles reports that Russian authorities have imposed restrictions on the sale of their crops in the world market, including wheat, rye, barley, and corn. In the past, export volumes amounted to 43,3 million tons of grain (33 million of which was wheat), but now they have fallen sharply to 7 million.


Such measures are associated with the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia and in the world, and Moscow fears that, while maintaining the previous volume of foreign grain sales, it may not be enough for the population within the country. Grain is an important product on the Russian market, and export restrictions have become an attempt to avoid possible price increases.

Meanwhile, countries such as Belarus and Kazakhstan, which are connected with Russia by the framework of the Customs Union, do not affect the reduction in exports - they will be supplied in the same volumes.

The leaders of the World Trade Organization, as well as the World Health Organization, fear that such measures by Russia could undermine trade between countries, and the entire food supply chain in the world market will be disrupted.

It is planned that Russia will introduce quotas for the export of grain crops by the end of June this year, Valeurs actuelles writes.
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  1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 09: 52
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    I don’t understand what grain is in the gas station country with the Maxim economy torn to shreds? For grain to your servants-Europeans, they instead of the second storage built an agricultural superpower.
    1. Warrior Offline
      Warrior April 7 2020 18: 15
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      Right. Russian grain and Russia, as an independent state, independently decide where to send it: for export or for domestic consumption ...
      And let international organizations command Ukraine, which is governed by them (IMF, IB, USA, EU, etc.).
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    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 7 2020 10: 10
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    The need has long been ripe for an exit from the WTO. And even it was not necessary to enter.
    As the unforgettable Chapai said, “don't give a damn and forget”
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  4. Bakht Offline
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 7 2020 11: 03
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    Is there no discontent in the West?

    On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump banned the export of medical equipment and medicines that could be used to combat the coronavirus pandemic by decree.

    "I am signing a decree in accordance with the Production Protection Act to ban the export of scarce medicines by unscrupulous players and speculators," said President Trump. American manufacturers will be prohibited from exporting respirators, surgical masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment. According to President Trump, all this is now required in the United States. The President said that the Federal Health Administration took control of several hundred thousand respirators, masks, significant volumes of disinfectants intended for export at overpriced prices. "Most of these supplies have already arrived at US medical facilities," the president said.
  5. shinobi Offline
    shinobi (Yuri) April 7 2020 11: 42
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    It is high time to use exported goods as a lever of pressure. And then almost thanks to half the world we feed. Bad habit left over from the USSR.
  6. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 7 2020 13: 11
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    The West always does not give a damn about what Russia is dissatisfied with ... So Russia often needs to spit on the discontent of the West, Russophobia patients of the former USSR republics and natives, and think exclusively about their own interests and the interests of the indigenous population of Russia !!!
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    123 (123) April 7 2020 13: 58
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    But what about quotas for the supply of grain to the EU internal market? Are they happy with them?
    In extreme cases, let them take it in Ukraine, they will give everything back, along with chernozem.
  8. Rus Offline
    Rus April 7 2020 15: 05
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    It's like with masks and mechanical ventilation, like - you can’t, and then left and right.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 16: 13
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      How scary to live in your parallel reality. Maybe throw a link to ban the export of ventilation?
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        Rus April 7 2020 16: 46
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        On March 4, 2020, the government limited; there is a link to RIA Novosti and the newspaper Vedomosti. I wanted to insert, but changed my mind. Drive in Google. And I don’t understand what the news was a month ago, we forgot? Read RIA Novosti, specifically about breathing apparatus.
        1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 7 2020 20: 54
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          Knowing your honesty, I thought so.
  9. rusich Offline
    rusich (rusich) April 7 2020 16: 30
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    Eat and be satisfied with Pshekovo apples in the bite with sprats.
  10. Alex 171163 Offline
    Alex 171163 (Alexey Lavrov) April 7 2020 16: 59
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    What a great news !!! Just do not understand why they are again unhappy ?! We can say that they supported their agricultural producers))) There, in Chernobyl, the forest is already being burned out under fields)))
  11. Dear sofa expert. April 7 2020 18: 26
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    It would be time to completely ban grain exports. Grain is needed domestically for the development of its own livestock. Grain is a cheap product, meat is an expensive one. We sell a cheap product and for this money we buy from other countries expensive meat grown by them on our grain. It is not right. Livestock levels should return. At least to the former, Soviet. And if you already sell grain, then it’s definitely not in the form of raw materials, but in the form of some kind of product (flour, animal feed, etc.)
    1. Grigory_78 Offline
      Grigory_78 (Grigory R.) April 8 2020 20: 57
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      The number of cattle will not grow quickly, alas. Chicken is carried often, farrowing in 6 piglets is not uncommon. In a cow, one calf is born at a time.
      1. Dear sofa expert. April 9 2020 18: 28
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        But if you don’t start, you won’t grow anything at all.
      2. Dear sofa expert. April 9 2020 18: 30
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        And then animal husbandry is not only cattle, it is Pigs too. Well, for kuvodstvo (I don’t know if I called it correctly?), Grain will not be superfluous either.
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    boriz (boriz) April 7 2020 20: 36
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    Meanwhile, countries such as Belarus and Kazakhstan do not affect the decline in exports ...

    Knowing Lukashenko, I have no doubt that this goon and a freeloader will buy as much grain as he can grab and drive to the West.
    Therefore, Belarus should be strictly limited in terms of previous years. Enough is freebies.
    1. Andrey Kipriyanov (Andrey Kipriyanov) April 8 2020 11: 14
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      I never doubt it. Smuggling is the main profession of the father. Also shows off, cockroach. Slipper him, slipper!
  13. slesarg65 Offline
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) April 8 2020 03: 31
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    Do you want to eat? Oh well! And soon she’ll become hungry! Ask and be heard!
  14. Andrey Kipriyanov (Andrey Kipriyanov) April 8 2020 11: 03
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    You never know what anyone is dissatisfied with. And the WTO has passed away a long time ago. Now look for food yourself, yourself.
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    K700 (Vladimir Karamyshev) April 8 2020 15: 18
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    And why is this whole ... something bothered by Russian grain? Grow yourself, trade yourself. Russia generally needs to distance itself from the Euro-perverts. Some losses from the "civilized world", which they consider themselves to be. Well, if you can’t grow wheat, walk along our border, suddenly something will fly, either in the arm or on the head.
  16. Ivan Orlovsky Offline
    Ivan Orlovsky (Ivan Orlovsky) April 18 2020 05: 35
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    Just think, they reduced it by 6 times, our business is necessary.