Iranian exporters sent 20 tonnes of tomatoes
to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on February 3, according to a public relations representative of Russia
’s Southern Customs Department.
The country of Iran has traditionally shipped raisins, pistachios, figs, tea, dried fruit
paste to the EAEU. However, Russian sanctions against Turkey have introduced the possibility of increased opportunities for expanding the range of export products for Iranian exporters, according to the a report by RIA Novosti.
As of January 1 of 2016, a number of Russian sanctions took effect against Turkish goods, including tomatoes
, onions, cauliflower
, oranges, tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, plums and strawberries, leaving opportunities for domestic producers and alternative suppliers open.
FruitNews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/home-page/vegetables/45646-startovali-postavki-iranskikh-tomatov-na-territoriyu-eaes.htmlSource: http://ria.ru/economy/20160210/1372570518.html