The government lifted the ban on imports of onions and broccoli from Turkey


Russia has lifted a ban on the importation of clove, onions, cauliflower and broccoli from Turkey. A decree adopted by the Russian government.

A document from the list of prohibited for import to Russia products “out of certain types of goods,” according to the website of the Cabinet. In particular, now Turkish suppliers can import “clove, fresh or chilled onions and shallots”, and “fresh or chilled cauliflowers and broccoli”.

Embargo on products from Turkey was introduced shortly after Turkish air force shot down a Russian bomber. In effect, the ban came on 1 January 2016. Then in Russia was banned the supply of Turkish tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, shallots, cauliflower, broccoli, and fresh and dried citrus fruits, fresh apples, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and sloes.

However, later citrus and stone from Turkey was committed to the Russian market, as in October last year after talks with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

How then told the General Director of branch Agency FruitNews Irina Koziy, such a decision could be taken due to the fact that Russia felt the inability to support oneself in the required amount of citrus.

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