Ukraine's government reversed ban on beet sugar and millet export

The Government of Ukraine lifted the ban (zero quotas) on beet sugar and millet exports from the country introduced on 5 March of the current year, Interfax Ukraine reports.

According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 549 of 7 May, beet sugar and millet are now included in the list of commodities subject to licensing for export.

Earlier, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Rada (VAR) proposed to the government to allow the export of millet, setting a quota of 80,000 tons, as there is a surplus of this commodity in the country. As of 21 April 2022, 4,800 ha of millet was sown in Ukraine, which is well above the planted area on the corresponding date in 2021 — 0,900 ha.

The export zero quota for rye, oats, buckwheat and edible salt, and mineral fertilizers (except for nitrogen, for which the quota was raised to 210,000 tons per quarter), remains in place.

As a reminder, the UK and Canada removed trade tariffs on Ukrainian commodities for a 12-month period.

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