Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A Japanese fishermen's association said Wednesday that one of cod fishing boats was seized by Sakhalin authorities at sea and taken it to a Russian-controlled island in the Kuril archipelago, for which the two countries have a long-standing dispute, Kyodo news agency reported. Six fishermen were on the boat but...
Wheat futures extended gains and reached the highest levels in over 18 on Wednesday with potential export curbs by Russia underpinning prices, Reuters reported. The Chicago March future was at a six-month high on expanded export business and word that Russia may limit wheat exports through June. Corn and soybean...
Russian veterinary and phytosanitary authority Rosselkhoznadzor has authorized three Chinese eel and sturgeon producers to export products to Russia, the watchdog said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "Based on a guarantee of the Chinese side, Rosselkhoznadzor authorized supplies from three Chinese enterprises (two eel producers and one sturgeon producer," the...
The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has decided to temporarily ban the import of citrus from China after intercepting harmful organisms in shipments of these fruits, Retail.ru reports.  After issuing a warning to China on December 13, 2019, the watchdog made the measure effective on January...
In 2019, Russia harvested a minimal rye crop over the past 50 years due to adverse weather conditions and a decrease in the sown area over the course of several decades; this led to an increase in the cost of rye flour, which became more expensive than wheat, experts...
Russia’s food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has destroyed almost six tons of illegally sold pears from Belarus on Wednesday, after 25 tons were already disposed of on Tuesday, Charter 97 reports. On December 31, Rosselkhoznadzor destroyed almost six tons of pears at the range near the village of Shchitniki, which it had seized...
Russia’s United Grain Company has signed its first contract for supplies to Iran, Kommersant wrote on Thursday. By the end of January 2020, some 130,000 tonnes of grain will be delivered and talks on further exports are in progress, the business newspaper said. The company (50% plus one stake belongs...
The Russian market may be closed to European fresh produce, but companies from the continent still have ample opportunities to trade non-European fruits and vegetables in the country, says John Rombouts, CEO and founder of Dutch consultancy Joined Resources. He told FreshPlaza.com that non-European fruit and vegetables, such as stone...
A Pakistani government official said on Monday his country expects Russia to lift a year-long ban on rice imports from Pakistan, as concerns about phytosanitary standards have been allayed, brightening prospects of reopening a $50 million market, The News writes. According to the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, the Russian...
A stronger ruble against the dollar and demand ahead of Russia's New Year holiday has driven export prices for Russian wheat up for a sixth straight week last week, analysts told Reuters. Agricultural consultancy IKAR said in a note that prices for Russian Black Sea wheat with 12.5% protein content for...