MOSCOW, December 17. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) will monitor food prices before the New year, told reporters the head of Antimonopoly Department Igor Artemyev.
“Naturally, prices will be slightly to grow. But we’ll have to watch that. Where they will grow sharply, there we will come over and ask, “what happened? Please explain. Here’s the law on trade, but you Antimonopoly law”, and so on,” he said.
He also noted that the Agency does not expect collusion of trade networks due to the Turkish sanctions. “The risk is always there, because large networks have not so much… But I don’t think there is a trading network, have learned from their own experience, will somehow conspiring artificially to raise prices. Now on the background of falling demand it would be quite wildly,” said he.
Sanctions against Turkey
Previously Deputy head of FAS Alexander Kinev said that the ban on import of Turkish products will cause price increases in Russia. “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”.
Media: Russia may expand sanctions against Turkey
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.
Russia prohibits the importation of strawberries, mandarins, oranges, tomatoes and cucumbers from Turkey