MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The National Association of Agricultural Products Exporters was founded in Russia, APK-Inform said on March 17. The organization unites 60% of grain exporters and traders, and plans to lobby changing of the grain export embargo to grain exports via more civilized mechanism of the state regulation.

The structure of the association includes large-scale grain exporters and traders (according to their data the structure covers 60% of whole grain export trading from Russia), including United Grain Company, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, Rusagrotrans, Valars Group, International Grain Company and others.

According to Vadim Vikulov, head of the organization and general director of the company Aston), coordination of activities between exporters, producers and the authorities is the main task of the association.