Georgia introduces a duty on flour imports

Updated Jun 5, 2023
From June 10, Georgia introduces a duty on the import of flour, Khabar 24 reports. This was preceded by numerous actions of Georgian farmers who still cannot sell last year's wheat - flour mills do not work. The main grain importer for Georgia, Russia, introduced a duty on wheat in 2021, which immediately affected the price. But the bias towards cheap flour created a number of serious problems in Georgia at once, the solution of which is now being sought by the authorities. From June 10, Georgia introduces a duty on imported flour. The fact is that in recent years, due to the difference in price, the country began to massively import flour, and not wheat. As a result, flour mills stopped in Georgia, and local farmers still have about 40 tons of last year's wheat in their barns. Levan Silagava, Spanish Director of the Grain and Flour Producers Association of Georgia: - Georgia introduced a duty on flour imports for a period of 5 months in order to protect local wheat producers. Now ...
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