Private grain imports now legal in Zimbabwe (The Herald, 4 October 2019)

The Zimbabwean government has lifted the ban on private grain sales and granted the nod to individuals and corporates with free funds to import quantities of their choice to complement Treasury’s efforts in ensuring adequate national grain reserves. The intervention comes at a time when Zimbabwe has suffered reduced yields as a result of drought experienced last season. The country needs an estimated 800 000 tonnes of maize imports to cover the gap up to the next harvest and government has assured the nation that no one will starve. Please click on the linked article first published in The Herald to peruse.

Russia extends zero wheat export duty

Russia extends zero wheat export duty

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The Russian government on July 1 announced that it is extending the term of the zero rate on wheat exports until July 1, 2021. The zero wheat export duty, introduced in Russia three years ago, was valid until July 1, 2018, with a subsequent extension until July 1, 2019. Read more…