“The Russian Federation from December 1, will allow deliveries of tomatoes to the four companies of Turkey

– Russia on 1 December, plans to allow the supply of tomatoes from four Turkish companies.

“Fundamentally, the decision, is preparing to support legal, to December 1, four companies (to allow the supply – if) – 50 thousand tons of tomatoes,” – said the Minister of energy of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental Commission Alexander Novak.

“We need to make changes to the regulatory framework. We are with Turkish partners discussing these things, the work of sanitary services will be Saturday to discuss this issue,” said Novak.

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“We believe that the development of trade and economic cooperation we should remove all trade barriers. All discuss,” he added.

Meeting of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental Commission will be held on Saturday in Kazan.

Novak said that the meeting also will discuss questions of deliveries of the Russian Turkey meat.

In addition, it is planned to raise the issue of the complication of the procedure of export of Russian grain and other agricultural products in Turkey. Talked about this earlier, the Russian Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Turkey’s actions is an attempt to “podavlivaya” Russia in the situation with the supply of tomatoes.

17 Oct Dvorkovich said that Russia is ready to allow the import of 50 thousand tons of Turkish tomatoes with four companies in the period from December to April, “when we have off-season”.

Tomato sanctions

Russia banned vegetables and fruits from Turkey as from 1 January 2016, after November 2015, the skies over Syria Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian su-24 bomber. The restrictions are gradually removed, banned still only supply of tomatoes. Until January 1, 2016, they were the main source of Turkish vegetable export to Russia.

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Restrictions on the supply of agricultural commodities from Turkey enter the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Prior to the ban Turkey has exported to Russia about 360 thousand tons of tomatoes per year.

On 9 October Ankara imposed the order in accordance with which the Russian suppliers have to confirm to the Embassy and Turkish consulates invoices for Russian goods. These requirements apply to supplies of soft wheat, sunflower oil, corn, peas, rice, sunflower meal, of durum wheat.

Turkey is one of the largest buyers of Russian grain.

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