Turkish tomatoes will not cause a stir among the Russians, said the Ministry of agriculture

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoracconti in the box. Archival photoTurkish tomatoes will not cause a stir among the Russians, said the Ministry of agriculture© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Turkish vegetables are in demand among Russian retailers, but will not cause a stir among Russians, said first Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Hatuov.

Russia introduced an embargo on the supply of Turkey a number of products from 1 January 2016 in response to the attack on the Turkish air force Russian su-24 in Syria at the end of November 2015. In the fall of 2016 limits consistently starred, however, a ban on the supply of tomatoes, one of the most important for Turkish goods remained until November 2017. From may 1, Russia lifted restrictions on the number of companies exporting tomatoes from Turkey, leaving the total quota for deliveries in the amount of 50 thousand tons per year.

«We often talked about the fact that when they were in some kind of sanctions regime with Turkey, we actually know that for certain schemes of Turkish products and through Armenia, and via Belarus fell to the Russian market. In fact, we had that volume of production, and have,» said house forum «greenhouses of Russia».

He pointed out that Turkey has not yet chosen the quotas for the supply of tomatoes to Russia. «The relevance (of Turkish products — ed.), trading networks — Yes, it is, but it does not cause any excitement,» said house.

However, he added that the Russian consumers should always be a choice, although the Ministry is confident that domestic products can compete with imports.

«If we won’t be in the market, the path of our prosperity will be a few years. Therefore, only market conditions, only the search for competitive advantage allows us to work on cost over logistics and other instruments,» — said the first Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture.

«The lifting of sanctions (food embargo imposed in 2014 — ed.) is not terrible. I think, colleagues will support,» added house.