“Auchan” will replace the prohibited products Turkish counterparts from Morocco, China and Tajikistan

“Auchan” will replace the prohibited products Turkish counterparts from Morocco, China and Tajikistan


MOSCOW, December 1. Retailer Auchan will replace the Turkish products prohibited for import to Russia from January 1, counterparts from Morocco, China, Tajikistan and other countries. About this informed the official representative of “Auchan Russia” Maria Kurnosova.

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“This time we are more prepared, our buyers have any idea what to do next. Prohibited products will replace Morocco, China, Tajikistan and other countries,” said Kurnosova.

According to Kurnosova, the retailer has already begun work on the replacement of banned products in its range. The “Auchan” has not led the share of these goods in the total sales structure of the trade network, because it varies depending on the category.

Kurnosova previously reported that in connection with the introduction of intensified control of Turkish products on the Russian border, a marked decline in proposals on goods from Turkey.

The restriction of food imports from Turkey

The government of the Russian Federation from January 1, 2016, prohibit the importation into Russia of a number of food products from Turkey. So, Turkey will not be able to deliver to Russia oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums, strawberries, and strawberries. In a positive list and also got vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower and broccoli, onion.

In addition, ban the importation of frozen parts of carcasses and offal of turkeys and chickens. Also banned were fresh Turkish cloves and salt.