Ministry of Education and Culture: A ban on the export of sunflower seeds is being introduced

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At today's meeting, the government adopted the Decision to introduce a ban on the export of sunflower seeds.

The purpose of this Decision, as announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (MAFW), is to enable after the end of the harvest, which should start in the second half of August, to first supply the domestic capacities for the production of sunflower oil for eating.

- The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy submitted a Decision to supplement the Decision to limit the export of certain goods, with which they proposed to the Government a limit on the export of a new tariff code 1206 00 - sunflower seeds, including crushed or crushed. The term of application of this tariff number will continue to be valid until December 31, 2022, as regulated in the Decision to limit the export of certain goods from July 20, 2022. The reason for adding the Decision to limit the export of certain goods with the tariff mark 1206 00- sunflower seeds, including crushed or crushed, is to enable, after the end of the harvest, which should start in the second half of August, to first supply the domestic facilities for the production of edible sunflower oil, the Ministry of Education and Culture states.

In the past period, meetings were held with producers and buyers of sunflower in the Ministry of Agriculture, where it was concluded that there are sufficient quantities and financial resources in the country for the purchase of sunflower from the registered purchasing companies.

- In 2022, we expect the production of 11 tons of sunflower and we have enough quantities to cover 800 months of domestic needs. In order to support sunflower production, the Ministry of Education and Culture has created several measures. For the first time this year, through the intervention program, financial support was provided for sunflower fertilizer, 2 percent of the price or 40 denars per hectare as an additional measure to the basic financial support of 2.500 denars per hectare without the use of certified seed material and 11 denars per hectare denars per hectare using certified seed material. Also, an additional measure has been introduced for sunflower produced and delivered with a minimum of 000 kilograms per hectare in a registered purchasing company, in the amount of MKD 15 per hectare, the Ministry states.

The aim of these measures, he emphasizes, is to hand over domestic production to domestic purchasing companies.

- This will be realized considering that contract production has started in sunflower production this year, adds the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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