Russia and Turkey within 10 days to discuss the ban on imports of some Turkish fruit and vegetables

Russia and Turkey within 10 days to discuss the ban on imports of some Turkish fruit and vegetables


MOSCOW, February 26. Russia and Turkey within 10 days to discuss the issue of ban on imports of some Turkish fruit and vegetables in connection with the identification of a large number of disadvantaged in relation to phytosanitary products. About this informed the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert.

“Within ten days we will hold talks with the service of Turkey, then we will decide (on the ban),” said Dankvert. He noted that the country is becoming warmer and, consequently, more difficult to ensure that the quarantine status of the imported to Russia vegetables and fruits.

As reminded Dankvert, a few years ago in April-March, Russia has already “closed” the import of products from Turkey, as the country was unable to provide phytosanitary security. “We are also working. Will negotiate, then decide”, he concluded.

Restriction on the importation of fruits and vegetables from Turkey

The Rosselkhoznadzor in early February reported that Russia may introduce restrictions on the import of Turkish vegetables and fruits, had not been affected by economic sanctions, in connection with the identification of a large number of disadvantaged in relation to phytosanitary products. The supply of plant products can be closed by phytosanitary risk, noted in the Department.

The list is not voiced, however, the assistant head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexey Alekseenko reported that he “quite possibly” may include cabbage and pomegranates, which office winter 2016 repeatedly made complaints. But are we talking about any plant products that are not included in the sanctions list, if it does not meet safety standards, noted Alexeenko.

Russia from January 1, 2016 banned the import of certain foodstuffs from Turkey. In particular, Turkey will not be able to export strawberries, oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums, strawberries, and strawberries. In restrictive list includes vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower and broccoli, onion), as well as frozen parts of carcasses and offal of turkeys and chickens. Is prohibited by Turkish cloves and salt.

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Russian-Turkish economic relations. Dossier