Russian AgMin proposes that Turkey's quota for tomato exports to Russia be doubled to 100,000 tonnes
MOSCOW. Dec 29 (Interfax) - The Russian Agriculture Ministry is proposing that Turkey's quota for tomato exports to Russia be doubled to 100,000 tonnes, according to a draft resolution prepared by the ministry and available on the regulation.gov.ru web portal.
In early December, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Dzhambulat Khatuov said that Turkey had not yet taken up the tomato export quota allotted to it.
"From the moment sanctions on Turkey were lifted, and with the volumes of the quota allotted, it has yet to be taken up," he said. There is no substantial demand for these products on the part of retail chains, Khatuov said.
Prior to the ban, Turkey exported 360,000 tonnes of tomatoes to Russia annually.