Russia and Turkey continue talks on the limitation of the trade

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotomontage wheat. Archival photoRussia and Turkey continue talks on the limitation of the trade© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Turkey and Russia continue contacts and negotiations for removing remaining trade restrictions, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«Really, restrictions. You know that there are still some restrictions from the Russian side for obvious reasons, which were explained in detail to the President of Turkey during his recent contacts in Sochi. Ongoing contacts and negotiations with the Turkish side», — said Peskov, commenting on the entry of Turkish new restrictions on the import of wheat from Russia.

Their input earlier on Wednesday, wrote the newspaper «Vedomosti», according to which now in the Russian Federation should account for only 20-25% of all issued licenses for the import of wheat in Turkey in the mode of internal recycling, which entitles duty-free imports.

The Turkish authorities since March 15, changed the procedure for the import of certain agricultural products for processing in the country, including wheat and sunflower oil. Russia is not included in the list of countries eligible for duty-free delivery. Representatives of the Turkish business explained such measures by the fact that Russia has not lifted completely the ban on the export of products from Turkey, including tomatoes.

In early may Russian President Vladimir Putin after talks with the head of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan announced agreement on a «comprehensive decision on the lifting of restrictive measures in mutual trade», indicating that restrictions on the supply of tomatoes is saved. He explained that this issue is linked to the payback period of costs of the Russian manufacturers. After that, Turkey announced the cancellation in March introduced restrictions on wheat.

Monday, may 22, Russia and Turkey signed in Istanbul a joint statement on mutual lifting of trade restrictions. The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev confirmed that the restrictions on tomatoes will remain in force.