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Thirty-seven tonnes of grapes from Peru may never reach store shelves after they arrived in Russia's northern capital of St. Petersburg without proper phytosanitary certificates.
President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan said that Russia was and continues to be an important trade partner and that in the interest of both countries Tajikistan's agricultural exports to the Russian market are to be increased by a factor of 1.5 In 2016. 
Director of the Institute of Contemporary Economics Nikita Isayev discussed his certainty regarding Tajikistan's ability to increase exports of products that were previously supplied by Turkey during the ninth Tajik-Russian Conference on Regional Cooperation. Isayev considers Russia and Tajikistan to be important partners in the trade industry.
The first successful test shipment from Gagauzia, an autonomous region of Moldova, has reached Russia's capita, as reported by the farming collective Pobeda (“Victory”), located in the village of Kopchak in the Chadyr-Lunga region of Gagauzia. The head of the agricultural enterprise Nikolai Dragan confirmed.
Southern Russian regions are planning an initiative to replace European fruit and berry shipments by one third by 2021 in addition to boosting local grape production by 30 percent, fruits and berries by 45 percent.
Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosaniary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported that that the amount of pesticides found in imported tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples and grapes has significantly decreased.
According to data presented by analysts studying the value of exported products, 2014 was more productive in terms of exports than the previous four years. The total value of shipments under the category of 08TN traders increased by 0.5 percent and amounted to $82.9 million in monetary terms (a negative trade balance equals $5.324 billion).
According to Armenia's Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, following the country's ascension to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), has received favorable conditions for the production and export of agricultural products.
At the 2nd World Agroforum in Milan, Italy, during the segment on “Russia's Role in Providing Global Fruit and Vegetable Safety” deputy minister of agriculture Sergey Levin said that the country last year exported $19.2 billion in fruit and vegetable products - a 15 percent on the year increase.
During a meeting of the State Duma, the head of Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artyomyev announced a proposal to lower tariffs on fruit and vegetable imports until the next harvest. The proposal mainly concerns products affected by sanctions.

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