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Argentina ag minister says grain export taxes on way out

Buenos Aires | Reuters –– Argentina’s incoming government will abolish export taxes on corn and wheat the day after it assumes office and reduce the export tax on soy by five per cent, designated Agriculture Minister Ricardo Buryaile confirmed to the daily Clarin. President-elect Mauricio Macri won the election last Sunday on a platform of […] Read more



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Farmers in soy powerhouse Argentina start five-day sales strike

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentine farmers started a five-day crop sales strike on Monday, part of an election-year push in the world’s No. 3 soybean exporter to change policies that they say have killed profits under outgoing President Cristina Fernandez. The country is the biggest international supplier of soybean livestock feed, which has helped […] Read more


Uncertainty over Russia’s wheat export tax seen slowing trade

Moscow/Abu Dhabi | Reuters –– Uncertainty over Russia’s new wheat export tax is slowing trade activity as traders who have signed forward contracts say they are unsure about how the formula will be implemented. The floating tax formula, to be launched from July 1, is intended to stop exports surging if the rouble drops steeply, […] Read more



Russian wheat price may rise when tax removed

Moscow | Reuters — Russian wheat prices may rise in coming weeks when the government removes an export tax, set earlier this year to cool food inflation, SovEcon agriculture analysts said Thursday. Russia will take a decision by mid-May on removing the tax ahead of schedule and will set up a new mechanism in case […] Read more



Russia seen adding new informal grain export curbs in 2015

Moscow | Reuters — Russia has strengthened informal curbs on grain exports since the start of the year, further complicating trading before the introduction of an export tax, a Russian grain exporters’ lobby said Tuesday in a letter to officials. Russia, expected to be the world’s fourth-largest exporter this year, hopes export curbs will cool […] Read more