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Romania bans exports of cereals amid virus crisis

Romania announced an export ban on certain cereals as part of new measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, national media reported.

Calling it an “extremely important provision,” the countrys Interior Minister Marcel Vela on Thursday said: “During the state of emergency, the export of the following products is prohibited and suspended: wheat, barley, oats, maize, soybeans, flour, seed oil, sugar, biscuits, cakes, everything related to bakery.”

The step is aimed at securing domestic supply during the coronavirus crisis, Vela told reporters.

Other EU countries can still buy the listed products from Romania if they can prove they need them internally and would not export them, under the military decree presented by the minister.

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