Russia to start importing Azerbaijani apples and tomatoes by rail

Russia’s phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor will authorize import of Azerbaijani tomatoes and apples by railway starting from June 15. The shipment of apples and tomatoes by railway was authorized following the negotiations held on June 10-11 between Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Head Sergey Dankvert and Azerbaijani Food Safety Agency.

Thirty-one tomato and 24 apple-producing companies operating in Azerbaijan will be allowed to export their products via railway with only one type of product from each producer to be transported in each wagon. Transportation of goods will be carried out with full traceability, accompanied by phytosanitary certificates.

Moreover, transportation of apples and tomatoes from Azerbaijan to Russia via container will start as of October 1. According to, Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency and relevant agencies are taking joint measures to lift restrictions on the tomatoes and apple export from Azerbaijan to Russia.

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