"Russian citizens should for at least 90% be provided with Russian-produced vegetables"

Russian delegation to visit Tashkent for bilateral negotiations on Uzbek fruits and vegetables

A delegation from Russia’s Primorsky Region, headed by the deputy head of the regional authority Konstantin Shestakov, will visit the Uzbek capital Tashkent to hold bilateral negotiations.

It is planned to discuss issues of fruit and vegetable supply from Uzbekistan to Primorsky Krai, the cooperation of wholesale and trade networks, development of transport and logistics cooperation in order to expand trade and economic ties.

Russiabusinesstoday.com reports how, recently, Uzbek representatives stated at a meeting at the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in Novosibirsk that the country is ready to increase the supply of fruits and vegetables to Novosibirsk region. President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Suma Chakrabarti, will also visit Uzbekistan these days.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Food, and Processing Industry of the Khabarovsk Territory said that in accordance with the new version of the Food Safety Doctrine, Russian citizens should at least 90% be provided with Russian-produced vegetables.

Regions in the central part of the Russian Federation are very close to this number, the authorities said. In the Far East, located in a risky farming zone, the situation is different: on average, the macro-region is provided with vegetables by 40%, and potatoes by 84%. In the Khabarovsk Territory, according to the results of 2018, the supply of vegetables is 30%, and potatoes – 75%.

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