Prices will decline: experts assessed the implications of the return of Turkish tomatoes to Russia

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Prices will decline: experts assessed the implications of the return of Turkish tomatoes to Russia

Russia may resume imports of Turkish tomatoes, this was announced by the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev TV channel "Russia 24". How will the prices of vegetables in this case — in the article Federal news Agency.

the Minister noted that the import of foreign vegetables are either in the winter or early spring. The first delivery of tomatoes at the domestic counters may occur this winter.

"We will monitor the market", — said Tkachev.

the Idea of putting Turkish tomatoes only in the autumn and winter Tkachev has explained the concern about the Russian consumers — in this time of year, vegetables in Russia in short supply.

Professor of the Department "Economic theory and management," State University of land management, Deputy Chairman of the RF CCI Committee for the development of agriculture Alexander Fomin has responded to the statement of the Minister of agriculture.

"It is absolutely fair, reasonable and transparent position of the state. Turkish tomatoes will be on the Russian market, but only during those periods of time when the domestic market experiences a shortage.

The decision to import vegetables in the autumn-winter period is, on the one hand, the protection of our manufacturers, on the other hand, will be lowering prices for consumers. If the return of the export of tomatoes is going to happen in such a scenario, we can solve the two problems simultaneously," says Fomin.

the expert Also pointed out that the policy of the Russian Federation on import substitution in sphere of agrarian and industrial complex has been somewhat delayed. Fomin indicates that not only the Russian state tries to protect its producers, do all countries that are interested in developing this kind of business. Fomin said that in the next step the government needs to stimulate players APK to produce highly competitive products.

Executive Director of the analytical centre "Sovekon" Andrei Sizov, also of the opinion that the return of the Turkish vegetables to the Russian market is positive news for buyers.

"the higher the competition among suppliers, the better, as the increasing quality of production.

For our producers it is a small minus, since the prices of vegetables will decrease", — the expert explains.

June 2, 2017 Russia resumed supplies of Turkish food products, in particular frozen parts of carcasses, offal of chickens and turkeys, fresh or chilled cucumbers and gherkins, apples, pears, grapes, and strawberries. The ban on the import of tomatoes has been retained because in this sector the state has invested very serious money.

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