Azerbaijan and Russia consider lifting ban on tomato & apple exports

Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency Chairman and Russia’s agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor have been considering ways to remove restrictions on the export of Azerbaijani tomatoes and apples to the Russian Federation. During a meeting held on May 18, prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the field of plant health were discussed as well.

Also, there were talks about the enterprises certified for tomatoes export to Russia and the measures currently being taken there. The current situation - with joint video inspections, organization of joint training to exchange experiences in the field of plant protection and other issues - was discussed as well. reports that, so far, Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted the ban on tomato imports from 126 Azerbaijani enterprises. Currently, the export potential of enterprises that are allowed to export tomatoes is 288,414 tons, which amounts to 160.2 percent of the volume of tomato products exported to Russia in 2020.

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