Russia to ban all Turkish fruit and vegetable imports next week: Interfax
MOSCOW - ReutersRussia’s Rosselkhoznadzor agriculture watchdog said on May 12 it plans to completely ban fruit and vegetable imports from Turkey next week.
“We are considering restrictions on the remaining fruit and vegetables products which have not yet been banned,” Interfax news agency quoted Yulia Shvabauskene, deputy head of the agricultural body, as saying.
The Russian government has started to impose a raft of economic and trade sanctions against Turkey after the jet crisis erupted in November 2015. The ban applies to a range of Turkish products, including fruits and vegetables — such as tomatoes, cucumbers and apples — poultry products and salt, according to the list published on the Russian government’s website in December 2015.
The ban went into effect on Jan. 1.