16 Dec 2019 11:21

Russia boosts agricultural exports to Moldova by 20% in 11M - Russian AgMin

MOSCOW. Dec 16 (Interfax) - Russian has exported nearly $100 million in agricultural goods to Moldova in 11M 2019, up 20% year-on-year, the Russian Agriculture Ministry said following a meeting between Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev and Moldovan Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Ion Perzhu.

The two officials are also co-chairs of the Russia-Moldova intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific and technical cooperation.

The Agriculture Ministry said that exports were up due to increased deliveries of onions, potatoes, confectionary goods and food products. Imports from Moldova were up 4% to $230 million, with increased deliveries of apples, peaks, fresh fruits and berries, juices and wines.

The overall agricultural trade turnover between the countries from January to November 2019 rose 8% to $324 million.

The ministers further addressed certain questions of cooperation between the oversight services of Russia and Moldova. In particular, the possible certification of Moldovan fruit and vegetable exports in accordance with EAEU standards was discussed.