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Russia boycotts Turkish pumpkin and courgette

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Core Tip: After last week’s announcement that the boycott would be extended, confirmation of at least the boycott of pumpkins and courgette followed in the Moscow Times yesterday. The boycott will be imposed on 19 May. “We decided to set up temporary import restric
After last week’s announcement that the boycott would be extended, confirmation of at least the boycott of pumpkins and courgette followed in the Moscow Times yesterday. The boycott will be imposed on 19 May. “We decided to set up temporary import restrictions for courgettes and pumpkins, as phytosanitary violations were discovered,” said a senior official of the Russian phytosanitary inspectorate.

According to other reports a complete boycott of Turkey is not under discussion, also because negotiations with the Turkish government are already underway. Last week, lettuce was already added to the list. Of the products still enjoying free trade, only grapefruit and lemons have a significant market share. 

Ukraine summit comes to nothing
The summit to address the conflict in eastern Ukraine has failed. "Unfortunately, we could not reach an agreement on several crucial points," said the Ukrainian Foreign Minister after the summit.

 
Falling prices in Ukraine
Between 30 April and 6 May, the price of fruits and vegetables in Ukraine decreased by 20.6 percent, according to Fruit-Inform. Prices had dropped, on average, by 43.5 percent in the three weeks preceding. Early cabbage, cucumbers and strawberry prices were halved. The fall in prices would have been even more dramatic if they hadn't been offset by the price increase of onions and beets by 10% and 7.7% respectively.
For the first time this season, the prices for the new cabbage crop fell below that of the old harvest. As a result, demand for the new cabbage quickly increased. Prices for the old crop also dropped as a result of the lower demand.

 
Moldova seeks rapprochement with Russia
The Moldovan Prime Minister held a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the country to discuss the possibility of resuming the export of fruits and vegetables. The two countries want to work together at different levels. Special attention was given to the resumption of exports. To this end, the authorities of both countries should work together to overcome any technical barriers.

 
Boycott gives a boost to Russian cuisine
The boycott on European fruit and veg is giving a boost to the Russian cuisine. Moscow restaurants are doing well with Russian menus. Many products and dishes that were previously common, but had lost popularity because of imports, are now back on the map. Restaurants in the Russian capital that cater to this trend are seeing an increase in the number of customers. There are reports that, for some establishments, it is necessary to book one week in advance.
 
 
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