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Rosselkhoznadzor Discussed Planting Material, Tomato and Pepper Supplies with Competent Authority of Turkey

On August 10, the next video conference between the Rosselkhoznadzor and Deputy Director General for Plant Quarantine of the General Directorate of Food and Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Turkish Republic Yunus Bayram was held.

The parties summed up the results of the joint work related to arranging planting material supplies from to Russia to Turkey. The Rosselkhoznadzor noted that the fruitful and extensive joint work, including several video inspections of planting material production sites and expeditious information exchange, had been carried out in a short span of time. As a result of these activities, the issue of exporting transplants grown in Turkey to Russia was resolved. The Rosselkhoznadzor stressed that such cooperation starkly demonstrated the constructive spirit of the working contacts between the authorities.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also reported that no cases of vegetable infection with quarantinable pests and diseases had been detected in tomato and pepper supplies from Turkey during the first 10 days of August. At the same time, the authority is looking forward to receiving from the General Directorate of Food and Control up-to-date information on the principles of control regarding fruits and vegetables supplied to Russia and methods used to test solanaceous crops for tomato brown rugose fruit virus, spotted wilt virus and pepino mosaic virus. The said information will be used when considering the issue of resuming tomato and pepper import from the Turkish provinces of Izmir and Antalya.

Yunus Bayram informed that the General Directorate of Food and Control had inspected all the greenhouses used for growing tomatoes and peppers and packaging stations in Izmir and Antalya; based on the inspection results, a list of establishments compliant with the Russian Federation requirements and free from dangerous viruses was made. The said list will be submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the near future.

Besides, the cooperation with the Russian side resulted in implementation of 100% examination of all vegetable consignments moved within the country and exported, including with the use of PCR diagnosis of quarantinable diseases. 

Aug 11, 2021

Categorys: Phytosanitary , Events , Import. Export. Transit