In the first two months of 2020, sunflowers worth $ 1.611 million were imported to Georgia, while in the same period of 2021 in the amount of $ 147.2 thousand.
In 2021, imports were made from only two countries: Russia - 152.1 tons worth $ 64.3 thousand and Ukraine - 64.8 tons worth $ 82 thousand.
Apart from a decline in imports, China is not included in the top third largest importers this year. in the first two months of 2020 a total of 21 tons of sunflower were imported.
Note: The export duty on sunflower seed and rapeseed is increased to 30% but not less than 165 euro per 1000 kg. However, its lower limit is set at 165 euros per 1000 kg. The decision covers the products exported outside the Customs Union and will be in force from January 9 to June 30, 2021.. Until January 9, the customs tariff on these products was 6.5% of their value.