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Friday, October 21, 2016

Russia is preparing a complete ban on Turkish fruit and vegetables

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the government’s decision on the complete prohibition of import of fruit and vegetables in Russia. According to them, this is not a politicized decision against the background of worsening relations between the two countries.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Rosselkhoznadzor announced the preparation of a ban on the import of plant products from Turkey.

We will remind, yesterday it was reported that since may 16, has imposed temporary restrictions on imports, including via third countries, Turkish lettuce and iceberg lettuce. Now we are talking about zucchini and citrus.

As reported by RIA Novosti the head of Department Sergey Dankvert, the reason for this decision were the systematic violations of phytosanitary requirements. “We worked with them long enough, but the situation has not changed”. – he said, citing the example of a new supply of zucchini is 60 tons, which was wrapped due to non-compliance with the Russian phytosanitary norms.

“There was only zucchini, grapefruits and lemons, we had already seen as useless and on Monday will close all crop products”, — said Dankvert.

According to the head of Department, the Russian market for these items flexible, for example, lemons will be able to supply South America.

“We’re not political, we are working on their own part, we have a discovery”, – said the head of Rosselkhoznadzor.

The same said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. “Rosselkhoznadzor is engaged in a particular theme. Therefore, these issues need to be addressed there,” said he, adding that decision, this Ministry has a very specific explanation.

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