Russia: Russia Stipulates a List and Criteria of Territories Disadvantaged for Agricultural Production

On January 26, 2017 the Government of Russia (GOR) approved Resolution #104-p, stipulating the List of Territories Disadvantaged for Agricultural Production. The List includes 29 Provinces from various Federal Districts. These Provinces include approximately 17 percent of Russia’s rural population, produce 15.6 percent of all Russian agricultural production, and cover 13.3 percent of Russian sown crop area. This measure is a continuation of earlier initiatives by the government to mitigate any negative impact to domestic producers due to accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Through this resolution Russia seeks to use Annex 2 13(a), as green box support for “producers in regions determined as disadvantaged.”

Russia: Russia Stipulates a List and Criteria of Territories Disadvantaged for Agricultural Production