A request to increase control at Russia's border with Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan was sent by Pavel Sychev, the first Deputy Chairman of the Commission on the support of family, children and motherhood public chamber, to the Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov and head of Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Anna Popova. Members of the Commission fear that evidence of an increase in banned Turkish products in the Russian market will be seen by January 1, 2016.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a range of economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday citing reasons of national security, according to the Kremlin's announcement. A list of items is to be developed and released on Monday outlining the types of products that are to be banned or limited under the decree. The list of goods is expected to include agricultural products, which would include Turkey's main share of exports to Russia, according to a Reuters report.
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) of Russia Alexander Tkachev ahead of talks with Stefan le Folem, head of the French Ministry of Agriculture, who is visiting Moscow, said that there is nothing the agency can do to alleviate the consequences of the embargo for France.
Alexander Tkachev, the head of Russia's Ministry of Agriculture, brought to the table during a meeting, which Russian President Vladimir Putin attended, the topic that inspections of pesticides used in agriculture should be conducted regularly.
The head of Russia's Ministry of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev during a working trip the Belgorod Oblast announced an initiative to expand efforts to export food products from Russia, including adding focus to to greenhouse production and horticulture.
Russia’s Federal Service For Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has banned any regulated products with a Bulgarian phytosanitary certificate from entering the Russian market after the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency revealed that there have been numerous instances in which Bulgarian companies and exporters have forged phytosanitary certificates for products en route to Russia.
Russia’s Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, while attending the Eastern Economic Forum, said that not only in terms of producing food in large quantities does the region show potential, but also in terms of producing sustainable organic agriculture.