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Lithuania has almost stopped importing grain from Russia and Belarus

Published Apr 26, 2024

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Lithuania has seen a 95% reduction in grain imports from Russia and Belarus due to increased control measures, but the volume of grain transit through the country to other EU countries has doubled. Since March 18, the State Food and Veterinary Service has been checking every wagon or vehicle carrying grain from these countries for prohibited impurities. The European Commission is proposing maximum import tariffs on grains, oilseeds, and their processing products to prevent Russian agricultural products from entering the EU market. Last year, the EU imported 4.8 million tons of grain worth 1.5 billion euros from the Russian Federation and Belarus.
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The strengthening of control over the import of grain from the Russian Federation and Belarus to Lithuania almost stopped its import to the country, but the volume of transit to other EU countries increased. This was stated by the Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service of Lithuania Audroni Mikalauskene, reports Ukrinform with reference to LRT. "After March 18, we observe a 95% reduction in imports from the Russian Federation and Belarus to Lithuania, but we observe an increase in imports to Lithuania for import to other EU countries," said the head of the service. Since March 18, the State Food and Veterinary Service has been checking every wagon or vehicle with grain imported from high-risk countries - the Russian Federation and its occupied regions and from Belarus, checking the origin of the grain and, as before, checking whether there is no grain in the consignments, intended for the EU market, prohibited impurities. According to Mikalauskene, from January 1 to ...
Source: Epravda
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