The Russian government has allowed the importation from Turkey of oranges, tangerines and other citrus fruits as well as fresh apricots, peaches and plums. The corresponding decree of 9 October published Tuesday on the website of the Cabinet.
The decree amends presidential decree in November 2015 after Turkish air force shot down Russian bomber — Russia has banned the importation from Turkey of certain goods for agricultural products.
Now from this list of excluded fresh or dried oranges, fresh or dried mandarins (including tangere and Satsumas), clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and blackthorn.
On the government’s decision to allow the market to citrus and stone from Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced during his visit to Istanbul. During a press conference following the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin announced that the arrival on the Russian market for Turkish fruits, which are not produced in Russia, can lead to lower prices for these products, and for the Turkish partners will be the opening of the Russian market.
The embargo on the Turkish products, which became Moscow’s response to the downed bomber, entered into force on 1 January 2016. Under it were a number of vegetables and fruit, cattle meat, dairy products and fish.
In June, the leaders of Erdogan apologized to Putin for shooting down a Russian plane, after which the two leaders announced the resumption of bilateral relations.
Still banned are grapes, apples, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, onions and shallots, cauliflowers, broccoli, cucumbers, carcasses and offal of chickens and turkeys, salt and cloves.