The Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers (RAFP) is a sectoral non-profit organization established in 2008 by the largest Russian producers of mineral fertilizers.
|Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC
(successor to Salavatnefteorgsintez OJSC, since 2008)
|Hydrometallurgical Plant OJSC
|MCC EuroChem JSC
(successor to SIBUR-Mineral Fertilizers JSC)
|UCC URALCHEM JSC
(successor to PhosAgro AG PJSC)
Establishment of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers. Dmitry Stepanovich Strezhnev, the then General Director of MCC EuroChem OJSC, was elected President of the RAFP. Igor Isayevich Kaluzhsky was elected its Executive Director.
The RAFP representatives joined the working group of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation on monitoring the financial and economic state of enterprises amid the crisis. The Association provided up-to-date information on industry enterprises’ state of business and participated in the development of measures to support domestic producers of mineral fertilizers.
As part of support for the RAFP members in the domestic market, the export duty on mineral fertilizers and feedstock was abolished.
The first changes to GOST-R 2-2013 “Ammonium Nitrate. Specification” were introduced regarding the scope, technical requirements, analysis methods, etc. These amendments are effective from September 1, 2015.
A project to develop the Best Available Technology Reference Document (BREF 2-2015 “Production of Ammonia, Mineral Fertilizers, and Inorganic Acids”) was implemented.
A project to develop Best Available Technology Reference Documents No. 17 and No. 19 (“Disposal of Production and Consumption Wastes” and “Production of Solid and Other Inorganic Chemicals”) was implemented.
PhosAgro JSC’s General Director Andrey Guryev was elected President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers.
Andrey Guryev, the President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and the General Director of PhosAgro PJSC, was elected Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs.
Andrey Guryev was re-elected President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers (RAFP). Maksim Vladimirovich Kuznetsov was appointed Executive Director.
Russia moved into the second place in the world in the production of fertilizers, outdoing the United States. It was made possible by the implementation of state-supported investment programmes.
Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and General Director of PhosAgro PJSC, was re-elected a member of the Board of Directors of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)** to represent Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The Association participates in reviewing anti-dumping duties on Russian ammonium nitrate supplied to the EU. As a result, the duty was reduced from €41.42-47.07 per tonne to €32.71 per tonne.
Following the dispute between Russia and Ukraine arising out of anti-dumping measures on imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, the WTO Appellate Body determined that the method of calculating the cost of Russian products used by Ukraine, which took into account not the Russian energy prices but the energy prices of third countries, was unlawful. Ukraine was ordered to cease and desist from breaching its international obligations.
The inclusion of mineral fertilizers and ammonia in the list of products for the purpose of providing state support for companies implementing corporate competitiveness enhancement programmes.
Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and General Director of PhosAgro PJSC, was unanimously elected Chairman of the Russia-Brazil Business Council. He replaced Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman Sergey Vasiliev, who had chaired the Council since 2009.
Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and General Director of PhosAgro PJSC, was elected a member of the Administrative Office of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and General Director of PhosAgro PJSC, presented the eco-labeling of Russian mineral fertilizers to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Shchekinoazot United Chemical Company joins the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers.
To date, the RAFP maintains the following working groups: