MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Russia might impose a ban on grain exports if their stocks fall to 10 million tons, Izvestia daily reported on Tuesday, citing a government document.
The government working group on non-tariff measures in foreign trade recommended the Agriculture Ministry monitor grain stocks on monthly basis, Izvestia cited the protocol of the working group's meeting.
If the monitoring shows stocks decrease to a "critically low level" of 10 million tons the ministry should propose the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Economy introduce a temporary ban on grains export.
The Agriculture Ministry confirmed to Izvestia such scheme had been proposed by the government sub-committee, however it pointed out Russia has ample grain reserves given large stocks from last year and big harvest in 2023.
The ministry did not respond to Reuters request to comment on the article. (Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)