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Turkey to supply 50,000T tomatoes to Russia

MOSCOW, October 19, 2017

Four Turkish producers have obtained permission on tomatoes supplies to Russia in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, Russia’s Energy Minister and co-head of the Russia-Turkish intergovernmental commission was quoted in a media report.

Respective regulatory changes are being prepared now so that first tomatoes could be delivered to Russia starting December 1, he was quoted as saying by Russian news agency Tass.

"A principle decision has been made to prepare regulatory changes so that four enterprises will be allowed to supply production in the amount of 50,000 tonnes of tomatoes starting December 1. Prior to this it is necessary to make regulatory changes, which are now being endorsed," he said.

Moscow banned imports of vegetables and fruits from Turkey due to phytosanitary considerations on January 1, 2016 shortly after Turkey’s air force shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria airspace in November 2015. Since then Russia has lifted almost all restrictions on deliveries of agricultural products from Turkey to date, nonetheless, tomato imports are still banned, the report said.




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