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Russia to increase vegetable import from Turkey

In the statement made by the Food Safety Authority of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor), it was stated that the import of vegetables from 9 countries will be increased.

Pointing out that additional tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and eggplants will be imported from Turkey, the statement said, “It has been decided to continue importing vegetables from all the lands of the relevant countries by removing the previous import restrictions.”

The list published by Rosselkhoznadzor includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as Turkey. Semsi Bayraktar, President of the Union of Chambers of Agriculture of Turkey (TZOB), stated that Russia’s desire to increase imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from Turkey will positively affect the market.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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