Russian media quoted a source from the government’s financial-economic block that a cabinet of ministers is discussing the possibility of decreasing duties on vegetable
, nuts and dried fruit
The issue will be reviewed by the government on February 18. The project could affect Brussels sprouts, broccoli, pistachios, figs and raisins.
’s Agricultural Minister Alexander Tkachev previously announced that a total of 40 billion rubles would be invested annually to develop the country's ability to independently provide for domestic demand for basic food products by 2020. There are other products that present a more difficult challenge for domestic producers to fulfill. These products include vegetables
, meat and milk.
FruitNews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/home-page/vegetables/45659-pravitelstvo-obsuzhdaet-proekt-snizheniya-importnykh-poshlin-na-neskolko-vidov-produktsii.htmlSource: http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/291661