Azerbaijan increases export of farm produce to Russia


December 29, Fineko/ Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency’s (AQTA) chairman Goshgar Tahmazli and head of the Federal Service for Veterinary & Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) Sergey Dankvert held a meeting in the format of videoconference.

ABC.AZ reports that the parties exchanged opinions about the results of cooperation between AQTA and Rosselkhoznadzor in 2021.

"After the introduction of restrictions on the import of these crops to Russia in December 2020, Rosselkhoznadzor in collaboration with AQTA conducted video surveys of their crop growing sites, according to the results of which 212 tomato and 76 apple producers were able to resume exports in stages," AQTA informs.

According to Dankvert, this year Azerbaijan has also strengthened its presence on the Russian market in a number of trading positions. Thus, the volume of nectarines shipped increased 3-fold (12,900 tons versus 4,300 tons last year), peaches 3-fold (9,500 tons versus 3,100 tons), pears 2.9-fold (5,300 tons versus 1,800 tons), apricots 2.8-fold (2,000 tons versus 712 tons), grapes by 44% (9,400 tons versus 6,500 tons), persimmons by 33% (136,200 tons versus 102,100 tons), pomegranates by 24% (14,900 tons against 12,000 tons) and food potatoes by 23% (85,000 tons against 69,000 tons last year).