1 Jul 2022 12:18

Putin extends permit to import pesticides, agrichemicals through all checkpoints to year's end

MOSCOW. July 1 (Interfax) - President Vladimir Putin has extended permission to import pesticides and agricultural chemicals into Russia through any checkpoint until December 31, 2022.

Changes to this effect have been made to the order on the "temporary procedure for importing pesticides and agrichemicals into the Russian Federation" of April 18, 2022.

The new order, dated June 30, 2022, was posted on the official website for laws and regulations and goes into effect on the day of its official publication.

The permit was initially set to expire on July 1. It was approved due to the "unfriendly actions of the United States and allied countries and international organizations that contravene international law and are aimed at imposing restrictive measures against citizens of the RF and Russian legal entities," the April 18 order said. The permit is intended to protect Russia's interests in the food sector.

Previously, pesticides and agrichemicals could only be imported into Russia through 20 checkpoints.