Thursday, September 2, 2010

Belarus Restricts Buckwheat Exports to Russia

Belarus imposed restrictions on the exportation of buckwheat to Russia, despite the membership of both countries in the recently formed Customs Union. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev called the issue “medical rather than legal” and instructed the responsible vice-premier “to talk to the colleagues.” Currently, Russia experiences serious shortages in the supply of buckwheat caused by an extraordinary draught and aggravated by governmental attempts to press down the retail price through administrative measures.

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