Moscow. 27 Oct. INTERFAX – the Russian Government has allowed from the 1st of November, the importation into the Russian market for Turkish tomatoes in amounts agreed to by the Ministry of agriculture. Text of the decree of 26 October published on the government website.
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said earlier that the Russian market can be delivered about 50 thousand tons of Turkish tomatoes in the off-season. On Friday he did not rule out that supply can exceed 50 thousand tons.
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. Prior to the ban Turkey has exported to Russia about 360 thousand tons of tomatoes per year.