Russia has partially lifted restrictions on import of products from Turkey

Russia has partially lifted restrictions on import of products from Turkey

In particular, from the list of prohibited to import into Russia of products excluded offal of chickens and turkeys, fresh apples, pears, grapes, strawberries.

MOSCOW, June 2. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the withdrawal of a number of restrictions on the supply of products from Turkey. A document posted Friday on the website of the government of the Russian Federation.

“The government resolution of 30 November 2015 No. 1296 was approved the list of agricultural products, raw materials and food, country of origin is Turkey and which is prohibited from 1 January 2016 to be imported into Russia (further — the list). The resolution excluded from the list of frozen cuts and offal of domestic hens and turkeys, fresh or chilled cucumbers and gherkins, fresh apples, pears, grapes, strawberries,” — said, in particular, in the explanatory note to the document.

Also cancelled a ban on certain types of works and rendering of services by the organizations under the jurisdiction of Turkey or by Turkish citizens and organizations.

We are talking about construction, activities of travel agencies and hotels, wood processing, test engineering, research and analysis. Turkish companies are permitted to provide services for state and municipal needs.

From 1 January 2016 on the background of aggravation of political relations, Russia imposed a ban on the importation of certain agricultural products from Turkey. The list includes oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums, strawberries. In addition, the restrictions referred vegetables (including tomatoes, cucumbers and onions), frozen parts of carcasses and offal of turkeys and chickens, and salt, and chewing gum. Import of certain categories of plant products was prohibited for phytosanitary reasons.

In October 2016, Russia partially lifted the ban on Turkish agricultural products and allowed the import of some fruits (stone and citrus). In March 2017, the Russian government lifted the ban on the supply of chewing gum, salt, onions, cauliflower, broccoli and cloves from Turkey.