Russia to export wheat to China’s Inner Mongolia

An import of Russian wheat.

An import of Russian wheat.

RIA Novosti
China to accept Russian wheat in the dry port of Manzhouli.

A month after Beijing lifted a near two-decade ban on Russian wheat, Russia will export the commodity to China’s Inner Mongolia region.

The dry port of Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia will be used as a point of transshipment for wheat imported from Russia, the head of the Heilongjiang province's Association of Applied Economics, Zhang Chunjiao, told Interfax.

In December 2015, China lifted a ban on the import of Russian wheat, which was imposed in 1997.  The lifting of the ban was a part of a protocol on phytosanitary regulations for imports of Russian agricultural products to China.

In 2016 Russia plans to export up to 350,000 tons of wheat to China, according to Vedomosti.

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