Dvorkovich: Russia will not return the export duty on wheat

SOCHI, October 1 — RIA Novosti/Prime. The Russian authorities do not plan to return duty on wheat exports, told reporters Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

The export duty on wheat was introduced in Russia in February 2015 to stabilize the situation on the domestic grain market, and on 23 September of the current year were reduced to zero for a period of 21 months — until July 1, 2018.

“The decision is two years (zero duty — ed.) but we do not expect to recover, just exporters themselves requested the date to be set. I don’t know why, I offered indefinitely, but they said no, we should definitely. In my opinion, it is possible indefinitely, but it does not mean that it is in 2 years will be again introduced. Fundamentally we have no plans to introduce export duties,” — said Dvorkovich to journalists, answering the question, ” how will act the abolition of export duties on grain.

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