Moscow. December 1. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the list of agricultural products, raw materials and food of Turkish origin, the import of which into Russia is prohibited from 1 January 2016.
In addition to vegetables and fruit, had already been reported by the Russian authorities, the list also included poultry meat (frozen parts of carcasses and offal of chickens and turkeys), salt and fresh cloves.
The government has established that restrictions in respect of such products shall not apply to goods imported for personal use to the extent permitted in the Eurasian economic Union.
According to the FCS, the largest items of the Turkish AgroExport in the Russian Federation are tomatoes and citrus. For the first 10 months of this year Russia imported 300.5 thousand tons of Turkish tomatoes ($287,9 million) against 311 thousand tons ($380,3 million) for the corresponding period last year. The imports of citrus fruit amounted to 255,2 thousand tons (us $172.3 mln) against 213,1 thousand tons ($202,4 million). This is the most important article of supply.
In addition, imports of poultry meat for the first 10 months of this year compared with the same period last year increased to 20.7 million tons ($15 million) from 9.4 thousand tons, salt – to 36.7 thousand tons ($3.5 million) from 9.9 thousand tons ($1.4 million).
A complete list of banned as of 1 January products:
Part carcases and offal of chickens, frozen (HS Code 0207 14 EAEC)
Part carcases and offal of turkeys, frozen (Code 0207 27)
Clove, fresh (Code 0603 12)
Tomatoes, fresh or chilled (Code 0702 00)
Onions and shallots, fresh or chilled (Code 0703 10)
Cauliflower and broccoli, fresh or chilled (Code 0704 10)
Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled (Code 0707 00)
Oranges, fresh or dried (Code 0805 10)
Mandarins (including tangerines and Satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh or dried (Code 0805 20)
Grapes, fresh (Code 0806 10)
Apples, fresh (Code 0808 10)
Pears, fresh (Code 0808 30)
Apricots, fresh (Code 0809 10)
Peaches, including nectarines, fresh (Code 0809 30)
Plums and sloes, fresh (Code 0809 40)
Strawberries, fresh (Code 0810 10)
Salt (including table and denaturated salt) and pure sodium chloride, dissolved or dissolved in water or containing or not containing additives agents that prevent adhesion or provide flowability; sea water (Code 2501 00)