The green light came from Russia to export tomatoes.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkdiy Dvorkovic explained that Russian Ministry of Agriculture could allow a maximum of 50 thousand tonnes of Turkish tomatoes annually. Dvorkovic said proposal for tomato imports from Turkey was communicated to m by Russian Ministry of Agriculture. The proposal covers tomato imports of up to 50 thousand tonnes per annum, and Dvorkovic said, "Imports, tomatoes include haricini of breeding season in Russia. The proposal, from end of this year of imports, is mentioned in beginning of next year, "he said.
Dvorkovic said relevant decision would be taken at beginning of 2018 years.
Russian Minister of Agriculture Aleksandr Tkaçev also said in an interview with Russia's state channel Rossiya 24 that Russian market would be opened to Turkish tomatoes, but import volume would be lower in this product.
does not take since 2015
Russia had applied many economic sanctions to Turkey after Turkey dropped a Russian war plane on Syrian border in November 2015. These sanctions included prohibition of tomato trade.
After plane crisis with Russia, two countries failed to get a clear result on prohibition of tomato trading, although disagreements were eliminated over time.
65 percent of tomatoes were headed to Russia
According to Turkish Agricultural Chambers Association (TZOB), 65 per cent of Turkey's exported tomatoes were sent to Russia in 2015 years before crisis with Russia. The pre-crisis tomato exports were around 420 million dollars. Turkey's annual loss of Russian market is estimated at 250 million dollars.