As of March 5th, Russia allowed the import of pomegranate products, eggplant, pepper, lettuce, pumpkin and zucchini from all the companies under the guarantee of the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
Russia had gone to some economic sanctions as of 1 January 2016, following the dropping of the Russian war plane, which violated the Turkish airspace. Russia was also forbidden to import products such as tomatoes, oranges, apples, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, pomegranate, zucchini, chicken and turkey meat from Turkey. With the normalization of relations, the import ban on the products was gradually lifted.
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock sent to an article to provincial directorates about the subject. Furthermore, the “Additional Declaration” section of the Plant Health Certificate belonging to the products to be exported has been stipulated to the manufacturer of the products.
The ministry wanted to control the products with precision in line with Russia’s criteria.
Before the embargo on the end of 2015, exports of pepper to Russia amounted to 11.2 million dollars, exports of eggplant 4.6 million dollars, exports of lettuce to 2.2 million dollars, exports of pomegranates to 35.3 million dollars, zucchini exports also amounted to 16.7 million dollars.
Turkey will have regained market of approximately $ 70 million with this decision.