In Russia came into force a ban on the export of buckwheat, onion and garlic

the Eurasian economic Commission has decided to ban their export, to provide the population with sufficient quantity of such goods at the time of worsening of sanitary and epidemiological situation.

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the List was formed based on the increased demand for these products, which arose in connection with the distribution of COVID-19.

the Increased demand for garlic is associated with an overall idea about the antiviral properties of this plant. According to the International Trade Centre, the export of garlic from Russia to 2019 amounted to 420 thousand dollars, the main buyers were Ukraine (282 thousand) and Belarus (129 thousand dollars to Belarus as a member of the ban does not apply). Import of garlic (75,8 million dollars) is much more significant; it comes to Russia mainly from China (55.6 million).

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Got to the list of soy beans are also mainly imported from Brazil (at 365 million in 2019) and Uruguay (in 207,9 million dollars). Deliveries are primarily in the European part of Russia, where serial production of soybeans. But in the far East the situation is reversed – there is a suitable climate for growing soybeans, but no processing facilities. Grown soy is exported to China in 2019 there were shipped soybeans to $ 207 million (74.5% of the total exports of soy from Russia). The export ban can freeze soy production in the far East, says Professor at the Centre for agrofood policy, Ranepa Vasily Uzun. Quickly create processing plants there is no work, and sell soybeans in such quantities in Russia is not yet possible.

Uzun believes that listed EEC products export is so small that it is unlikely to significantly affect cost containment and the provision of market food.