Turkey has introduced for the Russian Federation new rules of import of agricultural products, obliging to certify the accounts the trade mission
Turkey has introduced new rules for supplies of Russian agricultural products, requiring Russian exporters to obtain a permit in the trade mission or Embassy of Turkey in Russia and provide to customs certified invoices in the supply of products such as wheat, peas, corn, posluszny rice, sunflower oil and cake sunflower seed.
Information about the rules of the Russian trade mission in Turkey received from the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, told “Vedomosti” Director of the analytical center “Sovekon” Andrei Sizov, with whom that information was shared by several traders, and was confirmed by the representative of the Ministry of agriculture of Russia.
The representative of the Union of exporters of Istanbul, Zekeriya meta said that Turkey has introduced a new procedure of import of agricultural products from Russia, but this is the rule, not sanctions or bans, reports RIA “Novosti”.
“In Turkey, as in Russia, there is a “code of trade in food products”. From abroad, sometimes uncontrollably goods are received without proper documents, and they cause lots of problems for the Turkish companies implementing these products. Therefore, the government’s decision about the ordering – that is perfectly fine in these conditions,” he said.
“This is not a limitation, but simply an additional procedure to existing that important”, – stated in the Ministry of agriculture “the Russian newspaper”. RIA “Novosti” in the Ministry reported that additional measure came into force today. According to Bloomberg, it does not concern already made shipments.
Becomes mandatory certification of invoices submitted to the customs service under the import of agricultural products (wheat, refined sunflower oil, corn, dry peas, posluszny rice, oil cake of sunflower seeds, durum wheat), by country of origin of which is Russia.
The representative of the trade mission of the Russian Federation in Ankara, said that trade mission finds the measures taken by the Turkish authorities concerning the import of Russian agricultural products. As reported in the Ministry, representatives of the Russian trade mission in Turkey will soon visit major Turkish authorities and will hold a series of talks on the issue.
It was expected that the import of tomatoes from Turkey may resume in October of this year and 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.
However, last week the head of the Ministry Alexander Tkachev said that Russia will open its market to Turkish tomatoes in the off-season, but Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on the sidelines of the Russian energy week that the Ministry 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.
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. 2 June 2017, Russia has lifted all restrictions on the import of Turkish products, except tomatoes.