Syria wants to resume deliveries of fruit to Russia through Belarus

04.09.2017

Syria wants to resume deliveries of fruit to Russia by re-export from Belarus, as it is most convenient for Syrian suppliers from the point of view of logistics, said Rosselkhoznadzor

In November 2016, the Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the import of plant products from Syria through the territory of Belarus. Then the volume of such supplies has increased significantly, and the Russian authorities suspect that under the guise of Syrian imported goods from countries that fall under the predamage of the Russian Federation.

As reported in the Rosselkhoznadzor on Wednesday during a conference call held talks with the Russian authorities with the Director of the Department of plant protection, Syria Fischer al-Moshrefa. During the negotiations, "the Syrian side expressed its interest in the resumption of deliveries to Russia of vegetable products, such as peaches, nectarines, apples, pears and cherries".

The Rosselkhoznadzor explained that the Syrian side is ready to provide information about the volumes shipped to Russian experts were able to compare the numbers.

Earlier, the Syrian side provided the Rosselkhoznadzor with the information on production and item of supply in other positions. It was considered, and on July 17 of this year has allowed the supply of citrus, pomegranate, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin, nuts, tea, thyme, including through third countries.

At the same time, the Syrian side confirmed that exports a significant amount of plant products in Lebanon, Beirut, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Romania, Belarus and Russia, using sea, air or road logistics routes.


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