On Monday, February 26, China’s General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ) announced the lifting of a ban on wheat imports from six Russian regions. The ban had been in force since 2016. From this day on, the GAQSIQ allows importing Russian wheat which meets the Chinese quarantine requirements, reports UkrAgroConsult citing Xinhua news agency.
The ban was lifted for wheat supplies from Novosibirsk, Amur, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk and Altai regions of Russia.
The wheat crop in the above Russian regions amounted to 10.3 MMT that equaled 12% of the country’s total production of this cereal.
Noteworthy is that Russia exported 15.9 KMT of wheat to China in the first half of the 2017/18 season. 2.3 KMT was shipped to this country in MY 2016/17.
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