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Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia's deputy prime minister, made an announcement that now-sanctioned Turkish food products might still be re-exported through Azerbaijan and unlawfully shipped to the Russian market.

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.

As of Saturday (Nov 27) about 150 trucks carrying agricultural products were stopped at the Russian-Azerbaijan border. The logistical issues were the result of strikes initiated by truck drivers frustrated over the newly introduced transport tariffs applied to large vehicles in Russia.

Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast Yevgeny Kuyvashev during the Russian-Azerbaijan forum said that the agreement for the establishment of the logistics center was signed at the Innoprom exhibition in 2014.

Seeking to take advantage of the opportunities - deficits of particular agricultural products - brought about by the Russian food embargo, Azerbaijan's agricultural producers are targeting the greenhouse industry and attracting funds to build new greenhouse complexes in an attempt to reach the prospects located in the Russian market.

Natalya Krasovskaya, head of the Russian-Azerbaijan inter-Parliamentary friendship group and RAD Center, said that the growth in trade between the two countries is mutually beneficial. Additionally, the capacity of the Russian market “over the past year has doubled”, and this has allowed Azerbaijan suppliers to gain a foothold in the market.

Azerbaijan's Minister Of Agriculture plans to create national agricultural centers in Russia's largest cities, according the a page on the web site called Trend.

Representatives of both countries since the beginning of the month have held negotiations on the mutual recognition of customs control regarding fruit and vegetables. If these negotiations conclude successfully, then it will unify procedures for customs clearance and is expected to halve the cost for entrepreneurs.

Founder and chairman of the supervisory board of the holding company Belaya Dacha Group, Viktor Semenov, announced the company's geographic expansion into Azerbaijan to initiate lettuce production.

The head of Russia's Federal Customs Service Andrei Belyaninov made a proposal to the possible partner countries.

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