Vladimir Putin

Russia is to remove the lower customs duties previously enjoyed by certain nations

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and Paraguay “to get the price of importers in line with...

Russian meat firms could benefit from a deal to export poultry to China

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

Vladimir Putin wants radical measures to break the cycle of ASF virus outbreaks

Pig laws set for post-virus epidemic shake-up

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic in eastern Europe may trigger sweeping reforms in the pig industry, as conventional methods of fighting the disease have been ineffective. 

The impact of Russia re-entering the beef import trade could be massive, claim Rabobank

Russia is the ‘sleeping giant’ of global beef trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Geopolitical acrimony has seen Russia’s role in the global beef trade decline, but a supply shortage and a price hike means there is potential it will re-enter the market, according to Rabobank.

Vladimir Putin and Alexey Ulyukaev want to lift the food ban on Turkey

Russia poised to lift Turkey food ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia may lift its food embargo on Turkey, due to be in place until the end of 2016, according to the Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev.

Arkady Dvorkovich: 'I think these documents will be approved unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics.' ©iStock

Europe divided

Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017

By Niamh Michail

Russia’s embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft government decree.

Hungary plans to double the number of hogs to six million.

Hungarian meat processor to open new plants as exports rise

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Following the release of its improved financial results and higher export sales in 2015, Hungarian meat processor Gyulahús Kft has unveiled plans to set up a new meat processing plant and a slaughterhouse in Gyula, in Hungary’s south-eastern region, which...

Egypt was the second-largest buyer of Russian wheat last year, behind only Turkey, said Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Egypt bags cheap Russian wheat, signs new silo deals

By Eliot Beer

Egypt will buy more wheat from Russia this year, taking advantage of historically low prices, while it continues with a major grain silo programme to improve domestic storage capacity.


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