MOSCOW, December 25. Retailers and food producers have promised to keep prices in terms of prohibition of supply of certain goods from Turkey. This was reported in the Association of producers and suppliers of food products Rusprodsoyuz and the Association of retail companies (ACORT).
“In the last quarter of the year the majority of Union members did not raise their prices on their products, despite the increase in foreign currency exchange rates and transport costs. Consumer demand, after the holidays will be a traditional decline in demand, so the price increase is unprofitable neither to producers, nor retailers,” said Director of development “Rusprodsoyuz” Dmitry Vostrikov.
“Domestic producers are happy”: a reaction to the restriction of the import of Turkish products
The view was echoed by the head of the Presidium Akort Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev. He emphasized that now the major networks because of lower traffic and purchasing power to lower prices for socially significant goods for promotions.
In addition, Lomakin-Rumyantsev noted that in addition to the upcoming predamage against Turkey at the price increase affected by a number of factors.
“If we talk about the factors of rising prices, possible four or five could easily be called: geopolitics, shortage of cheap money, reducing the structure of supply, unstable foreign supplies, administrative load, too much regulation”, – he explained.
Fears of rising prices only cause a number of products: vegetables and fruits for import from Turkey will be banned from 1 January, indicated Vostrikov. “In this direction the participants “Rusprodsoyuz” already is a lot of work: firstly, the campaign is negotiating with alternative suppliers, and secondly, the active expansion of domestic production – the members of the Union are investing in projects for the construction of gardens, greenhouses and wholesale distribution centers,” he added.
Fears of the FAS
Earlier FAS warned producers and suppliers of food products about inadmissibility of unreasonable price growth in connection with the embargo on food supplies from Turkey.
FAS warned about the inadmissibility of the growth of prices in connection with predamage against Turkey
Vostrikov confirmed that such letter arrived in Rusprodsoyuz and assured that the Association is ready to follow the recommendations of the service.
The HSE in a letter received yet, however the Association has always interacts with the FAS and are willing to follow its recommendations, said Lomakin-Rumyantsev.
“As an Association we may formulate requests to the government to take certain measures to prevent such excessive regulation or additional costs caused price increases. We can offer our members the best practices that help keep prices. And we can ask our partners, the intersectoral expert Council, which includes manufacturers, ask to negotiate with them to keep the price increase within reasonable limits. We can and will do,” said the Association chief.
Predamage in Turkish
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on November 28 signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.”
Putin signed a decree on application of special economic measures in relation to Turkey
The document, including a ban or restriction on imports from Turkey of certain goods, the list of which is set by the government.
Turkey from 1 January will not be able to deliver to Russia a number of fruits: oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums, strawberries, and strawberries. In the restrictive list and 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. Moreover, this prohibition does not apply to goods imported on the territory of Russia for personal use, to the extent permitted by the Eurasian economic Union.
According to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, in 2014 the import of food and agricultural products from Turkey to Russia amounted to $1.7 billion and remained at the level of the previous year. Thus in the total Russian food imports to Turkey accounted for 4%. The main imports from Turkey in terms of value were fruit and vegetables, and nuts. According to the Ministry of agriculture, for the first 10 months of 2015 the import of agricultural products and food from Turkey in value terms amounted to us $1,035 billion, which is 21.2% less than in the same period of 2014.