Turkey changes rules of importation of Russian agricultural products

 Turkey changes rules of importation of Russian agricultural products

Ankara has introduced new rules of import of agricultural products from Russia, the head of the Istanbul Exporters' Associations Zekeriya Mete said.

At the same time, he stressed that new rules is not a restriction or prohibition.

"Turkey, like Russia, has a 'code of trade in food'.Therefore, the government's decision is perfectly normal in the given conditions," Mete explained.

Russia imposed an embargo on the supply of a number of products from Turkey on January 1, 2016 in response to the attack of the Turkish Air Force on the Russian Su-24 aircraft in Syria. Later, the restrictions were partially lifted.

By early June, the ban was in force for frozen meat, chicken and turkey by-products, tomatoes, cucumbers and gherkins, fresh grapes, apples, pears and strawberries. In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor in 2016 introduced a ban on the supply of Turkish tomatoes, peppers, pomegranates, eggplants, lettuce and iceberg lettuce, zucchini and pumpkins to Russia.

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