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Armenia's Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) reported in a press release that the share of its country's supplies to the Russian market has jumped from 30 percent to 83 percent.

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) approved 17 Moldovan fruit suppliers to return to the market after investigations did not reveal quarantine objects.

According to Armenia's Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, following the country's ascension to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), has received favorable conditions for the production and export of agricultural products.

According to an official letter from Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), the agency will allow fruit imports from Moldova and Transdniestria starting June 12. Until next month, the resumption of shipments will act only in test mode.

Igor Mukhanin, head of the Russian Association of Gardeners, said that the industry for stone fruits and Russia can expect a drop in yields this season due to extreme temperatures that have affected plum, peach and apricot growth.

As reported on the sidelines of the Turkish-Russian business forum, Alexey Ulyukayev, minister of Economic Development of Russia (Mineconomrazvitiye), said that the country needs to relax the food embargo at the request of Greece and Hungary, gradually eliminating food items from the list. In particular, it would apply to peach, strawberry, mandarin orange, nectarine and cherry imports.

UZTADBIRKOREKEXPORT, one of Uzbekistan's largest domestic trade companies, operating in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, intends to increase shipments of food products to the Russian Oblast of Orenburg.

Russia's stone fruit sector is expected to see a rise in output just as it did in 2013, when stone fruit yeild increased by 9 percent on the year to over 5 thousand quintals, according to a study by Intesco Research "The Fresh Fruit and Berries Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast To 2016".

Russia's Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) said that it will allow a greater number of shipments of dried fruits and berries from Georgia in an official announcement on November 10.

Similar to many other countries, this opportunity for exporters of Azerbaijan came following Russia's sanctions restricting food imports from the US, the countries of the European Union (EU), Canada and Australia; and therefore, many experts are forecasting that it's possible for Azerbaijan to achieve prior performance indices, such as those reached prior to the collapse of the former USSR.

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