In Russia, food producers and suppliers called on the government to unfreeze the Ministry of Industry and Trade project on ration coupons which was aimed at providing food to the least wealthy citizens of the country.
Alexey Bogdanov, Head of Department of Foreign Economic Activity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus, mentioned this figure speaking on how much less dairy products Belarus had not supplied because of theclimitations of the Rosselkhoznadzor in comparison with the agreed balances.
In 2018, Russia failed to fulfill all range of the requirements of the doctrine of food security.
The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the Belarusian government should clarify the situation with restrictions on supply of Belarusian products to Russia and report back the next week.
The share of Russia in the total volume of exports of Belarusian dairy products is gradually decreasing, the supplies are diversified to the market of CIS countries and far abroad, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alexey Bogdanov said on Wednesday in Minsk.
Andrey Danilenko, Board Chairman of the National Union of Milk Producers “Soyuzmoloko” during the press conference on the development of Russian dairy, provided his view on the current state of the dairy market in the country.
In Jan-May 2017 the volume of dairy imports to Russian Federation increased 6% compared to the same period in 2016 due to attractive prices for milk powder, butter, and cheese products.
The Russian government wants to extend counter sanctions on the European Union until the end of 2018, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
Russian milk production will hit an all-time low next year, as the country’s dairy herd shrinks to its lowest level on record, US officials said.
Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation sees the positive effect of the introduction of the food embargo in response to Western sanctions. According to his comments, the Russian counter sanctions became a stimulus for the development of agriculture in the country.