Brazil's agriculture minister Tereza Cristina met with Russian authorities and businessmen, in Moscow, on November 17, to talk about the supply of fertilizers to Brazil.
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All assured that they will not fail to comply with the fertilizer supply contracts to Brazil, with the possibility of increasing the volume of exports.
"We had here the guarantee, both from the Russian government and from the fertilizer companies, that we will not have problems with the delivery of fertilizers, both potassium and phosphates," announced the minister.
The Minister of Economic Development of Russia, Maksim Reshetnikov, assured the maintenance of the supply to Brazil of potash and phosphate fertilizers and, if possible, an increase in exports for the next harvest.
“The minister reinforced that Brazil is a strategic partner and that we can be absolutely reassured with the supply of potassium and phosphorus”, celebrated Tereza Cristina, after the meeting.
The Brazilian minister met with the vice president of the global producer of complex mineral fertilizers Acron, Vladimir Kantor, who guaranteed an increase of at least 10% in fertilizer exports to Brazil.
He also reported on the continuation of negotiations for the acquisition of Petrobras assets in the Nitrogen Fertilizer Unit (UFN-3), in Três Lagoas (MS).
The CEO of Russian company PhosAgro, Andrey Guryev, also guaranteed the supply of fertilizers to Brazil. “Brazil can count on us as a partner to guarantee the supply of fertilizers to Brazil,” Guryev told Minister Tereza Cristina.
The Russian chemical holding is a producer of fertilizers, phosphates and phosphates for animal feed, and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of phosphate fertilizers.
Minister Tereza Cristina heard from the CEO of EuroChem, Vladimir Rashevskiy, about the company's investment plans in Brazil to increase domestic production of fertilizers. EuroChem is the world leader in the production of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium fertilizers.
The objective of the minister's trip is to open negotiations with the main suppliers of fertilizers, an essential product for agricultural production that faces restrictions in world supply.
Recently, the Russian government announced restrictions on nitrogen fertilizer exports through export quotas for a period of six months from December 1st, with the aim of avoiding shortages in the domestic market.
The meetings were attended by the Ministry's Trade and International Relations secretary, Orlando Leite Ribeiro, by the director of the Trade and Investment Promotion Department, Jean Marcel Fernandes, and by the Brazilian ambassador to Russia, Rodrigo Baena.
Tereza Cristina also met in Moscow with the head of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Sergey Dankvert, who guaranteed an inspection visit to Brazil, still in the first quarter of 2022, which will enable the authorization of new Brazilian refrigeration plants for export. ■