FAS: ban on import of Turkish products will cause price increases

FAS: ban on import of Turkish products will cause price increases


KAZAN, December 2. /Corr. Alexei Ugarov/. Ban on import of Turkish products will cause price increases in Russia. This was reported to journalists by the Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS), Alexander Kinev.

“Judging by the text of government documents, not such a large number of products came under sanctions, and those are the products that are produced in Russia. I would not expect any essential rise in prices, he said. – In my opinion, it is not objectively affect the level of prices of the various food groups”.

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The kinev reminded that at the end of last year on the grocery market in Russia was difficult because of currency fluctuations, and competition authorities promptly reacted to the facts of unreasonable price increases. “If this year we will also find higher prices, too, will try to respond promptly,” he said Kinev. “We have a free pricing, but the conclusion of cartel agreements or abuse of dominant position we will try to avoid”, – he said.

The Russian government banned on January 1, the import of food products from Turkey. According to the resolution, 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, the ban affected the import of frozen parts of carcasses and offal of turkeys and chickens, fresh carnations and salt.

Prohibition does not apply to chilled meat, fish, nuts, lemons and other kinds of food, for which Turkey is the largest supplier in the Russian Federation. For example, the ban does not affect the supply of figs and hazelnuts, which are used in the confectionery industry, as well as fructose, used in the production of baby food.

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