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EU set to impose tariffs on Russian grain imports, stirring farmers' concerns

19 March 20241 min reading

In response to fervent protests from European farmers amid the implementation of the Green Deal, the EU is set to levy tariffs on grain imports from Russia and Belarus. This measure entails a duty of 95 euros per ton on cereals along with a 50% tariff on oil seeds.

The European Union is gearing up to impose tariffs on grain imports from Russia and Belarus, a move set to reverberate across the agricultural landscape. According to Financial Times, reports suggest that a duty of 95 euros per ton on cereals from the aforementioned countries will be enforced, alongside a 50% tariff on oil seeds and derived products.

The decision comes amidst mounting pressure from farmers and member states, who argue that current restrictions, particularly under the Green Deal plan, are stifling agricultural growth. Protests have erupted in several EU nations, notably Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, where farmers decry the impact on prices. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called for a broader ban on imports of Russian and Belarusian agricultural goods, adding to the intensity of the debate.


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