Eugene is a freelance journalist writing for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He covers multiple agri-food sectors and has a deep knowledge of the markets and the agri-politics of Russia and the CIS countries.
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Belarus plans to radically re-direct its milk and dairy supplies from Russia to alternative markets by the end of the current year, to avoid large product stockpiles which have reportedly reached a two-year maximum.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has officially announced the introduction of a set of measures to support domestic winemakers.
Next year, Sad-Gigant Ingushetia LLC, one of Russia’s largest fruit producers, will build plants in Russia’s largest North Caucasian Ingushetia Republic, to produce fruit juices, purées, jams and apple pectin, on equipment supplied by German and Italian companies.
Russian winemakers may face serious losses this year, due to government plans to abolish preferential excise duties.
Prices for dairy products in Russia may significantly increase this year while demand will decline, due to the recently approved decision of the Russian government to increase VAT from 18% to 20%, starting from 2019.
The Russian government plans to provide support for producers of traditional Russian drinks: cider, mead and perry, through a 75% reduction in excise duty.