The Russian government has not made a decision on whether to increase special economic measures against Turkey, and the Russia's Ministry of Economic Development (Minekonomrazvitiya) has said that it does not support of such periodic proposals put forward by other Russian agencies, First Deputy Minister Alexey Likhachv said.
Likhachev said, in general, Russia
has not announced a decision on the possibility of introducing new restrictive measures against Turkey. "Suggestions are made periodically," hee said, according to an article by RIA Novosti. "All the same, Minekonomrazvitiya does not support any one of them."
After Russian President Vladimir Putin
signed the decree that restricted imports from on November 29, various Russian agencies discussed the possibility of adding more restrictions against Turkish products. A southern agricultural agency proposed to expand Russian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service's (Rosselkhoznadzor) list of banned Turkish goods to include grenades and salads. The reason the agency suggested such a proposal was to stop or reduce the occurrences of systematic of violations of products containing an excessive proportion of hazardous substances, such as nitrates, pesticides, or the presence of dangerous quarantine pests.
The list of prohibited Turkish products currently includes fruits
, which were banned from entry into Russia
since January 1, 2016. Specifically, these include products such as chilled tomatoes
, onions, shallots, cauliflower
, broccoli, cucumbers
and gherkins, fresh and dried oranges, tangerines grapes, apples, pears, apricots
, peaches and nectarines, plums and sloes and strawberries.
FruitNews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/state-news/116-russia/45768-minekonomrazvitiya-vystupilo-protiv-predlozhenij-po-novym-meram-protiv-turtsii.htmlSource: http://www.vz.ru/news/2016/3/1/797215.html, http://rostovprodukt.ru/news/rossiya-uzhestochaet-zapret-v-otnoshenii-tureckoy-produkcii