19 Jul 2019 13:54

Russia intends to export wheat, corn to Kuwait

MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Russia intends to export wheat and corn to Kuwait.

According to the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor), this was announced at a meeting with representatives of Kuwait's state agriculture service following their inspection of the Russian system for ensuring the safety of grain.

Russia currently only delivers small quantities of barley to Kuwait.

"Our Kuwaiti colleagues said that this possibility [purchasing Russian wheat and corn] will be considered, and they expressed readiness to present the country's requirements for imported grain products," the statement reads. Rosselkhoznadzor, in turn, presented a number of documents containing Russian and EAEU requirements with respect to plant quarantine and the quality and safety of grain.

The Kuwaiti delegation visited organizations subordinate to Rosselkhoznadzor that monitor the phytosanitary condition, quality, and safety of grain and grain products. It helped take samples from wheat being exported at the Novorossiysk Grain Terminal and from wheat arriving at the Novorossiysk Grain Plant.