Turkish strawberries head to Russia once again

Published 16.06.2017 23:39

The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FTS) announced that Turkey has resumed its export of grapes and strawberries to Russia. According to the institution, Russia has imported a total of 322.18 tons of strawberries and nearly 3 tons of grapes from Turkey.

The institution reiterated that the government decree stipulating the removal of the import ban on certain agricultural produce from Turkey went into effect on June 10. However, the ban on tomatoes remains, but is expected to be lifted sometime between November and April.

In the meantime, the two countries are expected to hold talks about the export of Turkish tomatoes to Russia, Russia's deputy Minister of Economic Development Aleksei Gruzdev announced Thursday.

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