The Ministry of agriculture of Russia proposed to prevent the domestic market is not more than 50 thousand tons of Turkish tomatoes. The decision on admission will be made no earlier than the beginning of 2018, according to RBC with reference to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

About this Deputy Prime Minister said on the sidelines of the Russian energy week held in Moscow from 3 to 7 October.

In mid-September, “Kommersant” with reference to sources reported that the import of tomatoes from Turkey may resume in October of this year. The newspaper noted that market participants expect that until the summer of 2018 Turkey will manage to deliver to Russia 100-300 thousand tons of tomatoes. According to the National fruit and vegetable Alliance, in 2015, import of vegetables from Turkey amounted to 338 thousand tons.

The Russian government has banned the supply of vegetables and fruits from Turkey as from 1 January 2016, after November 2015, the skies over Syria Turkish fighter shot down a Russian bomber “su-24″. Separately, the Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the supply to Russia of Turkish tomato, pepper, pomegranate, eggplant, lettuce and iceberg lettuce, zucchini and pumpkins.

After the official apology of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of the Russian Federation from October 9, 2016, lifted the ban on imports from Turkey, oranges, tangerines, apricots, peaches (including nectarines) and plums. On March 9, 2017 was allowed the supply of cloves, onions and shallots, cauliflower and broccoli, and salt.

2 June 2017, Russia lifted all restrictions on the import of Turkish products, except tomatoes. Dvorkovich at the St. Petersburg international economic forum has said that if consultations on tomatoes in the summer are successful, still it can be only on small volumes.

The Ministry of agriculture has offered to put Turkish tomatoes to Russia: no more than 50 thousand tons of not before 2018 04.10.2017

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