Russia ‘ready’ to increase imports of Turkish tomatoes
MOSCOW - Anadolu Agency
According to a statement by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), the country has asked the Turkey’s Agriculture Ministry to provide a list of companies that wish to supply tomatoes to Russia.
The statement added that Rosselkhoznadzor experts are ready to visit the companies on the list.
“We are absolutely against the limit on number of companies. If necessary we can do the same. We will import by choosing between companies,” Zeybekci said.
After Turkey shot down a Russian military jet over an airspace violation in November 2015, Moscow took a number of counter measures against Ankara, including banning imports of Turkish agricultural products and ending visa-free travel for Turkish citizens.