Russia imposes a temporary ban on exports of all types of cereals. So far, the restriction will be valid for 10 days, writes TASS. Recently, due to the coronavirus epidemic and the introduction of restrictive measures to prevent the spread of infection, there has been a rush in stores on essential foods.
“From March 20, 2020 the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision will introduce a temporary 10-day ban on the export of all kinds of cereal products until special instructions of the working group of the State Council of the Russian Federation to prevent the importation and spread of new coronavirus infection on the territory of the Russian Federation”, – said in a letter of Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Yuliya Shvabauskene to the territorial authorities.
Demand for cereals has recently increased dramatically: in early March, sales of this category of goods in Russia jumped by 27.8%, says “Kommersant”. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to prepare proposals on the feasibility of limiting exports of drugs, products and essential goods by March 25, as well as relevant ministries to submit proposals on limiting exports by groups of goods.