The Russian government has lifted the ban on apple imports from eight more Azerbaijani enterprises, starting from August 10. This was based on the results of the quarantine phytosanitary examination of samples of products selected during the joint video inspections. At this time, the export potential of enterprises that are allowed to export apples is 121,517 tons, amounting to 181.5 percent of the volume of apple products exported to Russia in 2020 (66,924 tons).
The Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency and relevant agencies are taking joint measures to lift restrictions on the tomatoes and apple export from Azerbaijan to Russia. This means that, from June 15, Russia authorized imports of Azerbaijani tomatoes and apples by railway. Moreover, transportation of apples and tomatoes from Azerbaijan to Russia via container will start as of October 1.