Market participants expect in the near future an official statement at the state level banning supplies of food from Turkey, but I hope it never happens, said the Director for external relations of the Association of retail companies Xenia Burdanova.
NOVOSIBIRSK, 26 Nov. The Association of retail companies (ACORT), which unites the largest retail chains in Russia, recommended that its members independently to suspend the supply of fruit and vegetables from Turkey to advance to prepare for the possibility of a similar decision at the state level, announced on Thursday by the Director for external relations Association Xenia Burdanova.
“We cannot suspend deliveries, it should be an internal decision of the company. But we have recommendations, as this will lead to lower losses. In order to prepare in advance and have a solution to this issue or at least begin to be prepared so that it is not necessary then to do one day”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to Budanovoy, market participants expect in the near future an official statement at the state level banning supplies of food from Turkey, but I hope it never happens, because such a decision will seriously complicate the situation on the market, especially considering the approaching Christmas holidays and problems with the system of collection of tolls from heavy trucks “Plato”.
“Yesterday, for example, in Novorossiysk all imports of Turkish products have been discontinued with their obligatory check at customs with unspoken requests that are not rastamozhivat. In fact, products are already worth it. Today, all in anticipation of some statements, but there is a chance that they will not”, — she said.
The representative of the HSE reported that according to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation at the present time 20-25% of the vegetables and fruits supplied in major retail chains in Russia, goes to Turkey, while according to market participants — from 20% to 45% in high season. She noted that to replace such quantities of products in a short time will be difficult.
“The agriculture Ministry suggests that this may be Azerbaijan, Morocco, Tunisia, and so on. But because these countries already somewhere deliver, and then they need to change their streams. This is not done in one day. You need to negotiate. Even if we find alternative suppliers, will take time to develop these supplies,” said Burdanova.
On Tuesday in Syria was wrecked Russian bomber su-24. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced that the plane was shot down by a rocket type “air-air” with a Turkish F-16s over Syrian territory and fell in Syria four kilometers from the border with Turkey. The Russian President called it a “stab in the back” by the accomplices of terrorists.
On Wednesday it became known about any health claims of the Rosselkhoznadzor of the Russian Federation to one of Turkish plants producing poultry meat. In addition, the Agency was not allowed in the Kaliningrad region more than 162 tonnes of poultry meat from Turkey, referring to the mismatch of seal numbers indicated in veterinary certificates, the actual seal number on the container with the products.