Turkey restarts tomato exports to Russia

Turkey restarts tomato exports to Russia

Turkey has restarted exporting tomatoes to Russia today, marking the end of a two-year ban on imports.

The first set of tomatoes was exported from the Agrobay greenhouses, one of the largest growing centers in the world, located in the Bergama district of Turkey's western Izmir province.

Board member of Agrobay Greenhousing, Arzu Şentürk, said that the company exported 10,000 tons of tomatoes annually before the 2015 crisis.

Şentürk added that this year, Agrobay has reached agreements to export 5,000 tons, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Russia's Agriculture Deputy Minister Dzhambulat Khatuov said yesterday that all problems regarding the supply of agricultural goods from Turkey have been resolved.

The Russian government announced that limited tomato imports from Turkey would be allowed starting November 1.

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