“Dvorkovich did not rule out the importation of an additional batch of Turkish tomatoes to Russia

Slides. 27 Oct. INTERFAX – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich did not rule out the admission of additional volumes of Turkish tomatoes to Russia.

“At the end of supply in November, possibly in December of this year, as the exhaustion of the limit of 50 thousand tons, we carry out monitoring of the market, look at whether to extend these measures and to allow for additional volumes,” – said Dvorkovich to journalists on Friday.

He noted that this will be done only after confirmation of no damage for the Russian producers and benefits for Russian consumers.
Vice Prime Minister noted that today the government adopted a decision on the admission of supplies of Turkish tomatoes in the amount of 50 thousand tons. According to him, the beginning of deliveries expected on 1 November.

“This volume will not cause harm to the Russian producers, is minimal. It’s just a little more than 1% of our market, maybe 2%, including supplies through other countries, which are illegally”, – said Deputy Prime Minister.

He added that Turkish producers promised to take action to close these illegal channels.

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