Turkey has tightened the procedure of registration of export of Russian agricultural products

10.10.2017

Turkey has decided to tighten the parameters for deliveries of Russian agricultural products, told RNS the Director of the analytical centre "Sovekon" Andrey Sizov

He admitted that restrictions may be associated with a ban of deliveries of tomatoes from Turkey. "Yeah, maybe it's a question of Turkish tolerance of tomatoes to the Russian market", — he said.

According to him, today the Russian companies need to assure invoices in the Turkish missions.

"We know that now in the supply to Turkey Russian companies need to assure invoices in the Turkish consulates and embassies. As far as this technology is still unknown, as it launched just now", — said Sizov.

The second type of constraints — access to the Turkish market a limited number of suppliers from the Russian Federation.

"The second measure — Turkey says that a list of authorized vendors who can supply agricultural products from Russia. We are talking about the supply of sunflower oil, wheat and peas. This measure is a response to what Russia has accredited to supply the Russian market with a limited number of Turkish suppliers. According to these restrictions, official confirmation no. Not the fact that it will happen. The Ministry of economy of Turkey the situation has not officially commented on", — said Sizov, noting that this list is not yet represented the Turkish side.

Russia banned the import of tomatoes and some other agricultural products from Turkey as from 1 January 2016. The measure was introduced after the Turkish air force in November 2015 shot down a Russian su-24 aircraft were in Syrian airspace. Subsequently, the list of prohibited importation into Russia of products was reduced as the normalization of relations with Turkey, but the ban on the import of tomatoes remains in force. In late September, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich made the lifting of the ban on import to Russia of Turkish tomatoes in 2017.


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