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Russia extends benefits on fruit and veg imports from Moldova

The Russian government extended the preferential regime for the supply of fruits and vegetables from Moldova until the end of 2019.

It follows from the corresponding resolution that the 0 rate of customs duty will apply to the following goods: vegetables and some edible roots and tubers; fresh apples, pears, quince, apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and thorns; vegetables cooked or canned, without the addition of vinegar or acetic acid, unfrozen, except for the products of heading 2006, and more.

In addition, the cabinet instructed the foreign Ministry and the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation to make, if necessary, until 20 September the proposal to change the term of application of the 0 rate. Monthly monitoring of import of products will be carried out by the Federal customs service. The results of monitoring the FCS will provide the Ministry of economic development and the Ministry of agriculture.

It is noted that due to the preferential regime, the volume of deliveries to Russia for four commodity groups in January - May 2019 increased significantly compared to the same period in 2018. In particular, the supply of vegetables increased from 360 tons to almost 2370 tons, or 6.6 times. The supply of apples increased from 100 thousand tons to almost 167 thousand tons, or by 67%. Canned products recorded an increase of 1.5 times - from 1275 to almost 1940 tons during the reporting period.


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