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Grain transit from Russia through Lithuania has increased sharply after stricter checks

Published Apr 26, 2024

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Lithuania has seen a 95% reduction in grain imports from Russia and Belarus since imposing tighter controls on March 18, but grain transit through the country to other EU markets has increased. No Russian or Belarusian grain or processed products for final consumption have been imported into Lithuania since then. The European Commission is considering maximum import tariffs on Russian agricultural products and is under pressure from countries including Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and the Czech Republic to ban these imports outright.
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Tighter controls on the import of grain from Russia and Belarus into Lithuania, introduced a month ago, have almost stopped the import of such grain into the country, but its transit to other EU markets has increased significantly, said the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) of Lithuania, which inspects these cargoes. “After March 18, we have seen a 95% reduction in imports from Russia and Belarus to Lithuania, but we have seen (an increase - BNS) in imports into Lithuania for import to other EU countries,” service director Audrone Mikalauskienė told BNS. Since March 18, the GPWS checks every wagon or vehicle with grain transported from Russia and Belarus, controls the origin of the grain and, as before, determines whether grain consignments intended for the EU market contain prohibited impurities. According to Mikalauskiene, if from January 1 to March 18, 184 consignments of grain were transported through Lithuania to the markets of Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, the ...
Source: Zol
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