The Ministry of agriculture has opposed the introduction of export duties on fertilizers

Moscow. November 16. The Ministry of agriculture believe that there is currently no justification for imposing export duties on fertilizers.

“Reasons for this (the introduction of export duties) is not. Would the volatility of market prices of fertilizers,” – said the first Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Evgeny Gromyko reporters on Monday.

Last week, the Union of vegetable producers proposed to introduce export duties on fertilizers, since lately the price has increased significantly. The Union believes that restricting their imports will allow agricultural producers to increase the procurement of chemicals.

This issue was raised due to the fact that in the Federal budget for 2016 reduced the amount of state support in this area-per-hectare subsidies (decoupled support). According to the Union, the introduction of export duties will allow to additionally Finance this direction.

The issue of imposing export duties on fertilizers was discussed at the beginning of this year, when Russian farmers and producers agreed on the amount of discounts on fertilizers during the spring planting season. As a result, the agreement about the size of discounts has been accomplished, from the idea of imposing export duty, the government refused. Again the question of the imposition of export duties on mineral fertilizers was raised again in late summer amid negotiations about the price of fertilizers for the autumn sowing and budget negotiations for 2016.

In September, the fertilizer producers and farmers agreed that the strong increase of prices for fertilizers on the domestic market until the end of the year will not be. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in early October that the authorities expect to continue to negotiate with the manufacturers of fertilizer prices, it was not necessary to impose export duties.