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Russia sends back large amount of tangerines exported from Georgia

Friday, April 29
Russia has blocked the export of a large amount of tangerine from Georgia. Ryan Parukshin, spokesman for the Russian Federal Customs Service, told reporters.

According to reports, the reason for the decision was the fact that about 40 out of 107 tons were Turkish fruits, and Russia currently enforces a trade embargo against Turkey.

“The tangerines were exported from Poti. A Georgian firm was named to be the goods sender, and the phytosanitary certificates were issued by the National Food Agency of Georgia. However, the examination revealed that 40 tons of tangerines were Turkish, the rest Abkhazian and Georgian,” the spokesman said.

The tangerines were then sent back to Georgia.

Russia banned the import of Turkish fruit and vegetables since January 1. (IPN)