Last week, there were reports that a ban on imports of Turkish mandarins to Russia was underway. However, the Rospotrebnadzor website was not really clear enough, and there were no clarifications from the official bodies of the Russian Federation. Russian importers were also not sure whether the ban concerned all Turkish mandarins, or supplies of one company.
The vagueness of the wording made market participants nervous, and the competitors of Turkey, such as Pakistan, Iran and Georgia, sharply increased their marketing activity on the EF Trade Platform. However, Russian fruit importers now claim Turkish mandarin batches are arriving in the country trouble-free.
Finally, the Rosselkhoznadzor posted a resolution on October 29, 2021 confirming the assumptions of market participants that the ban would not affect all mandarins of Turkish origin. Currently, there are no problems with the import of Turkish mandarins to the Russian Federation.