Grain imports from Russia to Lithuania have stopped, but transit is increasing

Published Apr 26, 2024

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Lithuania has significantly reduced grain imports from Russia and Belarus for its own market, nearly stopping these imports as of March 18, due to increased controls and inspections. However, the transit of grain through Lithuania to other EU countries has doubled. From January 1 to March 18, 184 grain consignments were transported to other EU markets via Lithuania, and this number increased to 317 from March 18 to April 16. The majority of these grain consignments were intended for the German market. The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) of Lithuania is responsible for inspecting these grain consignments for their origin and compliance with EU prohibitions on certain impurities. The proposal of maximum import tariffs on grains and their processing products by the European Commission to limit the influx of Russian agricultural products to the EU market is also mentioned in the context of these developments.
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Tightening of controls on grain imports to Lithuania from Russia and Belarus has almost stopped grain imports, but its transit to other European Union markets has increased significantly, according to the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) of Lithuania, which inspects these goods. "After March 18, we observe a decrease in imports from Russia and Belarus to Lithuania by 95%, but we observe (increase, - ed.) imports to Lithuania for import to other EU countries," she told the news agency "Baltic News Service" (BNS ) director of the Audrone Mikalauskiene service. Since March 18, the SFVS has been checking every wagon and vehicle with grain imported from high-risk countries - Russia and its occupied regions and Belarus, checking the origin of the grain and, as before, checking whether there are no impurities prohibited in the European Union in grain batches, intended for the EU market. According to Mikalauskene, from January 1 to March 18, 184 consignments of grain were ...
Source: Agroconf
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