The Minister Tkachev made a cessation selkhozpostavka in Turkey

The Minister Tkachev made a cessation selkhozpostavka in Turkey

Ankara’s decision to impose duties on supplies of Russian grain can lead to the complete cessation of export of Russian agricultural products to Turkey, said the Ministry of agriculture.

Turkey’s decision to modify the conditions of import of Russian grain can lead to the complete cessation of deliveries of some types of agricultural products.

This was stated by the head of the Ministry of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.

“The adoption Ankara such decisions can lead to complete cessation of the importation in Turkey of a number of names of Russian agricultural products (wheat, maize, crude sunflower oil, sunflower meal, beans and rice)”, — transfers words of the Minister, the press service of the Ministry.

The Ministry of agriculture stressed that Turkey’s actions questioned “the sincerity of the intentions on building a lasting relationship.”

Tkachev said that in the fall of 2016 between the two countries was reached an agreement on the removal of restrictions in mutual trade in agricultural products. Russia planned further removal of restrictions on the import of Turkish agricultural products, previously, steps were taken to liberalize the food embargo, said the Minister.

In particular, Moscow has removed restrictions on import of citrus and stone fruits, onions, cabbage, cloves and other foodstuffs

“While the Turkish side has not taken active steps to ensure access of Russian meat and dairy products to the Turkish market”, — said the head of the Ministry.

The agriculture Ministry will take all necessary measures to diversify markets, to reorient the delivery of Russian agricultural products to other countries will be possible “in a short time” as Russia holds a leading position in the world grain market, said Tkachyov. Turkey’s attempts “to exert pressure on Russia” to open the Russian market for Turkish products “sensitive areas”, which is actively developing Russian production, the Minister called unacceptable.

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich in a telephone conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Mehmet Sensecam Wednesday, March 22, also stressed that restrictions on the supply of Russian grain to hinder the restoration of full relations between the two countries. “The actions of the Turkish side against Russian suppliers of wheat, corn, sunflower oil and sunflower meal, contrary to the spirit and outcome of March 10 meeting in Moscow of the Council of high level cooperation under the leadership of the presidents of Russia and Turkey” — quoted Dvorkovich TASS.

Turkey March 15 suspended the issuance of licenses for duty-free supplies of wheat, corn and sunflower meal from a number of countries, including from Russia. Shipment of this product from Russia virtually stopped. As reported by the General Director of the Institute for agricultural market studies (IKAR) Dmitry Rylko, the Russian wheat under the new conditions would be subject to a duty of 130%. If such a “prohibitive duty” supply “may not be,” said Icarus.

Turkey is the second after Egypt buyer of Russian wheat for July 2016 — February 2017, the country imported almost 2 million tons of wheat from Russia

The volume of purchases of Russian corn Turkey occupies fourth place in 2016, the country had sent about 1 million tonnes.

The ban on import of products to Russia from Turkey were introduced after the Turkish air force shot down a Russian su-24 near the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015. The embargo came into force from January 2016. In March 2017, the restrictions were lifted.