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Spice traders and suppliers are expecting a jump in sales for various types of spices during Lent, based on last year's experiences.

Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported that according to point 1 of article VII of the International Convention for the Quarantine and Plant Protection relating to the systematic Turkish suppliers on March 17, 2016, the Russian agency initiated temporary restrictions on pepper (commodity code 0709601000) and grenades (0810909800) imports, including through third countries.

According to a correspondent of NIA-Tver, representatives of Russia and Morocco are in talks regarding various options to enhance cooperation between the two countries, including in the agricultural sector.

Representatives of the Turkish companies piping company Dizayn Group and its daughter company technology Mir Kholding presented the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustan Minnikhanov, with the idea of constructing a greenhouse complex on the Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

According to a report by IA Regnum, referring to a press release of the head of the Stavropol Region, the region is active in its joint development with Isreali companies in the agricultural sphere.

As reported by Interfax – Far East, quoting the words of the chairman of the Association of Applied Economics Zhang Chuntszyao, said that the main purpose of China's vegetable bases is to increase supplies of food products to Russia.

The first shipments of fruits and vegetables to reach the Moscow Oblast from Crimea are to amount to 20 tonnes, as reported by Interfax, citing a press release of the Ministry of Consumer Market and Services of the Moscow Oblast.

Kaveh Zargaran, the secretary general of the association of Iranian food industries, was quoted by a correspondent of ISNA as having said that exporters have released a list of goods that are needed by Russian consumers. This list was verified with specialists from the Russian Federation (retailers and importers).

As published in an official press release of the administration of Kaliningrad, shipments of fruit and vegetables are actively entering the region from exporters of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Macedonia, Serbia, Chili, Argentina, Costa Rica and Uzbekistan.

The regional administration intends to present the project during the international investment forum "Sochi 2014", which is to be held at the main media center of the Olympic park from September 18 to 21.

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