Georgian authorities are considering imposing a temporary import duty on wheat flour to support local producers, according to the press service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Report informs referring to TASS.

“Next week, a draft resolution will be submitted to the government, according to which an additional duty will be imposed on flour imports for a period of five months. We will always monitor the situation on the market and will take appropriate steps. I will explain once again that our main task is to maintain prices for bread,” Minister Otar Shamugia said.

He noted that the introduction of new measures is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of Georgian wheat. It is planned that the additional duty will enter into force from June 10.