St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
Russians to be proud of its F1 racer Daniil Kvyat - Toro Rosso principalSport April 28, 3:02
Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
Only OPCW investigation can bring up truth on Khan Sheykhun chemical attack — MoscowWorld April 27, 23:37
Kvyat to race at home F1 GP in Sochi with new helmet design depicting him riding torpedoSport April 27, 21:43
Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in StuttgartSport April 27, 21:16
Russia, Japan to hold bilateral year of culture in 2018World April 27, 20:49
Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow – pragmatism above all elseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 19:18
ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. Moscow has not yet received Ankara’s stance on the issue of restrictions on Russian grain exports, Deputy Economic Development Minister Aleksei Gruzdev told TASS.
"We are currently exploring the issue. We did not expect Turkey’s decision, and we have applied for the official position of the Turkish side, but we have not received it yet. We expect consultations in the nearest future, the level has not been clarified yet, but we think it will be high, probably the level of vice-premiers, with participation of the Economic Development Ministry, Agriculture Ministry," he said, adding that the consultations may be held within 1-2 weeks.
According to the minister, it is necessary to consider the legal aspects of the issue.
Turkey excluded Russia from the list of countries free of duties for imports of agricultural products starting March 15. Now, Russia and some other countries are not on the list of states with duty-free imports that can deliver commodities for further processing and export free of payment of the duty amounting to 130%. Previously Russian exporters and their Turkish customers imported grain meant for processing and further export with zero duty, while they still had to pay a 130% duty in order to sell products locally.
Turkey is Russia’s second-biggest grain importer in volume terms after Egypt.