Complaint hotline for Turkish products established in Russia
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULJan 20, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Jan 20, 2016 12:00 am
A line for complaining about products from Turkey that have been banned by Russia and are discovered in markets has been established for residents of Moscow.
According to Vesti.ru, residents of Moscow can call 8-495-785-37-41 or report their complaints via email.
Further, complaints can be submitted to the Human Health and Consumer Rights Protection Service.
Russia had banned the importation of certain Turkish products including oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, strawberries, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbages, broccolis, onions, chicken meat, clovers, gums and salt as of Jan. 1, 2016.
Following Turkey's shooting down of a Russian military jet over the Turkey-Syria border last month, Russia imposed a range of unilateral sanctions on Turkey, including a ban on food imports, an end to visa-free travel and calls for tourists to not visit Turkey. Moreover, the Central Bank of Russia announced that sanctions on Turkey would increase inflation in the country between 0.2 and 0.4 points by the beginning of the year and in the first few months of 2016.
On the other hand, this year's Medium Term Program stipulates an export target of $150 billion. Economy Minister Mustafa Elitaş stressed that it will be difficult to reach this target if the current circumstances continue, reiterating that Turkey needs to find new export markets to achieve the target. It is possible to change export goods to more technological goods through improvement in the export capacity of goods with higher added-value.