Russia: Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update 12

Two New Departments to Be Created at the Ministry of Agriculture… President Putin Ordered Government to Draft Science Program for Development of Agriculture till 2025… Russian Government Approved Regulation for Phytosanitary Risk Assessment… Government Ordered Selling Rye from the Intervention Fund without Auctions… The Ministry of Agriculture Reports on the Current Status of Feed Harvest… Grain Stocks on August 1, 2016 are 31.4 MMT… Russia, Norway and Iceland to Launch Joint Educational Project in Aquaculture… Ministry of Agriculture and the State Corporation “RosCosmos” Signed Agreement… Russia Launches Purchasing Grain from the 2016 Crop for the State Intervention Fund… New Rules of Phytosanitary Quarantine Control at the State Border of Russia… EAEU-Vietnam FTA to Come into Force as of October 5, 2016… Nielsen Survey Indicates Decline in Russian Consumer Purchases of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables…During the First Half of 2016, Moscow Hotel Occupancy Reached 68 Percent… During the First Half of 2016, Imports of Major Alcohol Categories Increased… Russia Announces Plans to Test Alcohol Quality… Kazakhstan Temporarily Bans Imports of Livestock and Meat from Russia.

Russia: Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update 12