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New compensation plan Dutch growers
Free trade agreement EU-Ukraine in force next year
The free trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which was meant to have been signed last year, will come into force next year. The European Parliament debated on the EC's response to the Russian boycott, in which criticism was voiced on the Commission's bad preparation. And reports came out on the new.....
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Venezuela seeks to increase exports to Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, at a meeting in Moscow in July 2013.REUTERS / Maxim ShemetovThe Venezuelan government plans to boost exports of raw materials and agricultural products and to Russia, taking advantage of the current tariffs in force and the.....
Central Asia turns out to be empty granary for Russia
Rouble reaches new low
The Western sanctions appear to be having more and more effects on the Russian economy. The value of the rouble reached a low point compared to the dollar on Monday. Investors favour more stable currencies. In addition, Central Asian countries seem to have reacted with a bit too much enthusiasm to the.....
Cyprus complains about labelling fraud
Russia not yet self-sufficient for the coming years
While products from banned countries frequently appear on the Russian market having been rung in Belarus or Kazakhstan, Europe is also dealing with fraud in labels specifying the country of origin. Cypriot growers are complaining about foreign produce being marketed as local produce. And the low food prices.....
Potato prices Russia +18%, more demand for seed potatoes
Iran wants to export to Russia, but is dealing with problems
Russian potato prices have seen a significant increase. Last week, potatoes became 18% more expensive, fetching 20 cents per kilo. The South Russian region is investing millions in the ambitious plan to cultivate truffles in the region, and Muscovites are pleased with the fruit and vegetables from Crimea......
Russians take fresh produce to the zoo
Prices Romania halved
While the EU is once again deliberating on the compensation plan for growers, several countries are still requesting compensation. At the Russian side of the story, reports on new investments to further develop the agricultural sector keep coming in. A new logistics centre is being built. And Moroccan.....
Bananas from Crimea in Moscow
McDonald’s removes salads from Russian menu
Bulgaria desires a higher compensation from the EU for growers. Despite the country’s small stake in the agricultural market, Bulgarians do expect to suffer significant losses. Greek growers expect problems to be the biggest later this month, or in October. Hopes are pinned on the Turkish market, where the.....
Southern Europe’s exports to Russia
Greece, Spain and Italy the largest exporters
The Freshfel data also provide a deeper insight into the fruit and vegetable exports from the EU to Russia. It reveals what products were exported to Russia by each country, in what volumes and for how many dollars. Today, Southern Europe, where Greece, Spain and Italy have been the most hit.Southern Europe.....
Czechs export through Kazakhstan
64% Russians think domestic produce better than import
Varying figures are emerging on the situation in Russia. Where one study concludes prices are going down for certain products, other studies see total prices for food go up. As well, according to Russian researchers, a majority of the population rates domestic produce more highly than imported products. The.....
Businessmen want to consolidate their products in that market through strategic alliances
Peru to increase sales of fruit and veg to Russia by 50%
Attractive marketEntrepreneurs are determined to exploit the trade advantages generated in Russia. Thus, Peruvian exports of fruits and vegetables to that country will increase by 50% this year.Ana Maria Deustua, executive director of the Association of Agricultural Producers Guild of Peru (Agap), said that.....
Morocco to increase its citrus exports to Russia
Moroccan grower associations are considering the possibility of filling the gap left by European products in the Russian market as a result of the veto imposed by the latter.The value of agricultural and food exports from the EU to Russia was estimated at about 11 billion Euro.Moroccan growers said that the.....
Iran wants to take over European market share
Medvedev announces new investment of billions
Russian prime minister Medvedev announced in an interview last week that he wants to invest “dozens of extra billions of roubles” in the agricultural sector. With the investment, Russia wants to further develop domestic production and sales. Iran wants to substantially increase export of fruit and.....
Western Europe’s exports to Russia
Trade mostly from the Netherlands and Belgium
The Freshfel data provides a deeper insight into the fruit and vegetable exports from the EU to Russia. It reveals which products were Exported to Russia by each country, in what volumes, and for how many dollars. Today, Western Europe, the Netherlands and Belgium have been the most hit. Western.....
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"More support for recognized producer organizations EU signal"
The past weeks, more has become clear about the European support for growers as a consequence of the Russian ban. The 125 million has been split into two portions–one for apple and pear growers, and one for other producers, and there's been more support for growers affiliated with a recognized cooperative......
Belarus: Smuggled fruit seized in Minsk shop
Financial police seized more than four tonnes of smuggled vegetables and fruit in one of the capital's shopping centres. Total cost of the production equalled more than 100 million rubles (2 million Euro). Smuggled products were detected during on-the-spot inspections. The citizens of Azerbaijan had plenty.....
Boycott costs the EU 5 billion per year
The EU proposed to supply additional funds for the promotion of boycotted products, which will have to be used to gain access to new markets. Statistics show that the boycott is costing the Union a total of 5 billion Euro per year. Spanish melon growers would also be eligible for the compensation and Czech.....
Hunt on illegal EU-fruit in Russia
Russia's borders are not waterproof. With some regularity, the authorities intercept boycotted fruit, as in Moscow, where the products were already on the market. Worldwide countries see their opportunity and knock on Russia looking for trade deals. Armenia pursues to fully take advantage of the situation,.....
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Spain: 35 million Euro in melon and watermelon exports lost due to Russian veto
Spanish producers of melon and watermelon are suffering the direct and indirect consequences of the Russian veto on European fruits and vegetables.Since the crisis with Russia started in week 31 to date, the prices of different melon and watermelon export varieties have had drastic drops that range between.....
Italy: What are possible alternative destinations post Russian ban?
The Russian ban has made us think about what could be new destinations for Italian produce.Russia absorbed around 3% of our exports on average, but we must also consider that often other produce passes through Lithuania before reaching Russia, so the figure could rise to 4%. In terms of value, Italian.....
Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russia in October
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers plans to impose sanctions on Russia in October as part of the Government's Action Plan "Restoring Ukraine", which was presented yesterday during a meeting of the Government by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, reports UNN."Sanctions are to be applied against Russian citizens and.....