Russian regions refuse to purchase Turkish products

Russian regions refuse to purchase Turkish products


MOSCOW, November 25. Russian farmers will benefit, if you decide to enter the food embargo against Turkey.

This was stated by the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin.

A number of Russian regions have already made statements of refusal to buy the Turkish products – the country could well do without them, give an opinion of the business correspondents.

Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Gennady Onishchenko considers that each buyer of Turkish tomatoes is a small contributor “once a missile that will shoot at our guys”. About ex-head of Rospotrebnadzor said at a forum in Moscow.

Replace the Turkish products have

Large retail chains in Kaliningrad region in the event of termination of supplies ready to replace Turkish vegetables and fruit Egyptian, Uzbek, Turkmen or Belarusian.

This was reported in the Ministry of industrial policy, entrepreneurship development and trade of the region.

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“In the event of termination of supplies of fruits and vegetables from Turkey, the heads of trading networks are ready to increase supplies from countries such as Egypt, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Belarus”, – said the Department, adding that it will take some time.

In the leading retail chains working in the field, mainly sold in Turkish tomatoes, cucumbers and citrus.

The Turkish goods in the shops

As the correspondent of TASS from Veliky Novgorod, the owner of a large local trade and manufacturing company deduces from circulation Turkish vegetables and fruits in protest against the treacherous move of Turkey, on the eve of brought down over Syrian territory of the Russian su-24. As explained by the businessman Viktor Savenkov, “my decision is citizenship. So we Express our solidarity against the Backstab Russia, which is fighting in Syria with terrorists from the Turkish government. Do not place their product in our stores”.

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He also reported that the remains of Turkish vegetables and fruit will be sold cheaply at cost price in the largest store of the second largest city of the region – Borovichi. “More Turkish products company to buy will not” – said Savenkov. In 2014 he has already announced the boycott in its commercial networks drinks Coca-Cola and Pepsi in response to Western sanctions. He was supported by then 15 businessmen in the region.

From Turkish foods are prepared to give up other. So, the speaker of the state Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said that the Peninsula can easily live without them. “Food in the Crimea is enough. Opportunities to replace products from the mainland we have more than enough. Those products are from Turkey, they are minuscule. Therefore, this issue is more about Turkey,” he said.

As confirmed by the Minister of industrial policy of the Republic Andrei Skrynnik, no shortage of food in the Crimea.

The head of the RSPP about the possibility of a food embargo

Russian food embargo against Turkey would be a “terrible blow” for the country and at the same time – positive for Russian farmers. Such opinion in interview was expressed by the Audio head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin.

Russia could refuse to cooperate in economic and humanitarian fields with Turkey, including the project “Turkish stream” because of the incident with su-24, he said. “Of course, the response must be and should be in economic, humanitarian, and not military. Well, what countermeasures will be taken without an escalation of tension,” he said.

The introduction of grocery embargo “could be considered as a possible variant of the t refusal of economic cooperation, and the option is quite sensitive,” said Shokhin.

How many supplies Turkey

According to the Association of companies of retail trade in Russia’s total imports of agricultural products and food Turkish is 4.3%. The share of fruits and nuts from Turkey 46.9% of imports, including 23% in citrus, 10.8 per cent for grapes.

The share of vegetables – 34%, including fresh tomatoes – 24,9%.

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