Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted the ban on tomato imports from eight more Azerbaijani enterprises. The decision was made based on the results of the quarantine phytosanitary examination of samples of products selected during the joint video inspections, and under the guarantees of Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency.
Before, relevant Russian authorityies lifted the ban on import for 187 tomato producer companies operating in Azerbaijan. This now means that the export potential of enterprises that are allowed to export tomatoes is 329,729 tons, which amounts to 184.5 percent of the volume of tomato products exported to Russia in 2020.
According to azernews.az¸ Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import of Azerbaijani tomatoes and apples on December 10, citing the necessity to “prevent the import and spread” of pesticides to Russia.