According to the news in Sputnik; According to data from the Russian Federal Customs Service, the total annual quota of 200 thousand tons of fresh and chilled tomatoes imported from Turkey to Russia it was 13 190 thousand 734 tons of December.
According to a statement of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, tomato quota of 250 thousand tons of shipments from Turkey to remove the proposal aims to prevent the arrest of tomato shipments to Russia.
Tomato producers rebel
Russia applied an embargo on some Turkish products on January 1, 2016, after the Russian plane was dropped by the Turkish Armed Forces. The embargo was lifted step by step after the autumn of 2016. The tomato ban remained until November 2017. In May 2018, it allowed tomato shipment with a quota of 50 thousand tons.
The quota was then increased several times, and last year it was raised to 150 thousand tons in the spring. Russia, on 25 February 2020 that tomatoes imported from Turkey’s quota was increased to 200 thousand tons from 150 thousand.