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Russia to lift ban on Turkish supplies following inspection

October 06, 2016, 14:53 UTC+3

Following the inspection lists of Turkish enterprises and regions complying with Russia’s requirements will be made

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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/.Russia may lift the ban on supplies of a number of products from Turkey following the results of the inspection that will start within 10 days, Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Thursday.

"Of course, supplies may be resumed, particularly after the visit of our experts who will give a favorable opinion," he said.

According to Alekseenko, following the inspection there will be lists of Turkish enterprises and regions ready to accept deliveries and complying with Russia’s requirements, prepared.

Russia banned imports of bell pepper, pomegranates, aubergines, lettuce, Iceberg lettuce, marrows and pumpkins from Turkey due to phytosanitary considerations in spring 2016. Prior to that Russia restricted imports of oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums, wild strawberries, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, yellow onions, as well as frozen turkey and chicken from Turkey starting January 1, according to the government decree on implementation of presidential decree on special economic measures against Turkey.

The restrictive measures were taken after the Turkish air forces hot down Russia’s Su-24 bomber over the territory of Syria in November 2015. On November 28, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure national security and protect Russian citizens from criminal and other unlawful actions and on the special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.

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