Tunisia to increase exports to Russia

Will Tunisia be able to make the most of the Russian embargo on agri-food imports from Europe and hold a prime place on the market? In any case this is what Moscow would like. “The Russian marked holds large potential for Tunisian exports, especially after the embargo imposed by Russia on certain food products from the European Union, the USA, Australia, Canada and Norway” declared Nikolay Burtsev, First Advisor at the Russian Embassy in Tunisia.

Amongst the agri-food products likely to be imported into Russia, Habub Hammami, Head of the Export Promoting Centre (CEPEX), listed olive oil, dates, fish, fruits, vegetables, pasta, sweets, canned goods and dairy products.

Mr Hammami underlined the importance of the Russian market, which is “the world’s 2nd biggest fruit importer, 4th in vegetables and agri-food products. In 2013, Russian imports where estimated at $40.2 billion. The country imports 10% of agricultural exports from all of the EU countries, which represents a value of $12 billion”. 

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