EU to hold emergency meeting concerning the ban on agricultural exports to Russia
The Ministers of Agriculture of the EU Member States are planning to hold a meeting on August 14 in Brussels to discuss the ban on EU agricultural commodity exports into the Russian Federation, declared Dacian Cioloș, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, according to the web-site of the European Commission.
According to EU Commissioner, development of "a proportionate and rapid" answer to Russia's actions should become the result of such meeting.
“I understand the concern expressed in the EU farming sector. I want to underline that the Common Agricultural Policy has new and modernised tools to stand by them, as soon as it is needed, including our crisis reserve, which is already available now. I am confident that our resilient farm sector will reorient rapidly towards new markets and opportunities", said D.Cioloș.
Also, he added that a special Task Force is ordered to analyse the potential impacts sector by sector, and to assess how to effectively provide meaningful support if and where this is needed.
As a reminder, to date Russia purchases nearly 10% of the general agricultural exports from the EU.
You should be authorized to post comment
During 9 months of 2017, Krasnodar Krai seaports exported over 20 mln tonnes of grains
Russia: as of October 1, grain stocks totaled over 57 mln tonnes – Rosstat
In January-September of 2017, Russia increased agricultural production - Rosstat
As of October 1, Russia harvested 125 mln tonnes of grains – Rosstat
October 18, 17:00
In 2017/18 MY, Russia to slightly reduce the production and exports of sunflower oil - ProZerno
October 18, 16:10
During 9 months, Russia decreased flour production, and increased sunflower oil production – Rosstat
October 17, 15:50
In July-September, Russia reduced the exports of malt in 3 times
October 17, 14:20
In the second week of October, the Russian seaports slightly increased grain export volumes
October 17, 12:50