The agriculture Ministry is considering postponing the start of imports of Turkish tomatoes for two or three years. About it as transfers “Interfax”, said Friday the Director of Department of regulation of prodinko of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Volik during the second world grain forum in Sochi.

According to officials, the need to delay the import of Turkish tomatoes is the investment cycle in the Russian hothouse facilities. “Investment in greenhouses went, and we still have two or three years that they went out on a profitable level, our products have become competitive, he said. – So if now sharply to open the import from Turkey, it at a price not pass away.”

On Friday, the forum is scheduled to meet with Minister of agriculture of Turkey. “And certainly this issue will be raised,” – said Volik.

Recall from 1 January 2016 Moscow in response to the attack on the Turkish air force su-24 in Syria, has imposed a ban on shipments from Turkey of certain vegetables, fruits, raw meat and flowers and suspended a visa-free regime and imposed restrictions for Turkish citizens to work in Russia.

In the restrictive list were vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower and broccoli, onion) and frozen cuts and offal of turkeys and chickens. Also prohibited was the Turkish cloves and salt. Prior to this tomatoes were the main source of supply of Turkish products in Russia.

On 11 October the government issued a decree authorizing imports of citrus and stone fruit from Turkey.

USDA proposes to delay the resumption of imports of Turkish tomatoes for two to three years 19.11.2016

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