Rosselkhoznadzor announced that since March 5, all restrictions on the import of vegetables from nine countries, including tomatoes and peppers from Turkmenistan, have been lifted.
In December 2021 and January 2022, the department allowed the import of tomatoes and peppers from a number of Turkmen enterprises; now the restrictions have been lifted from all Turkmen producers.
In addition to Turkmenistan, restrictions on the supply of tomatoes, peppers and potatoes were lifted from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Turkey and Egypt.
According to the message of the service, the decision was made after the national organizations of these countries provided information on the measures taken to prevent violations of the phytosanitary requirements of the Russian Federation.
The ban on the import of Turkmen tomatoes and peppers from Ashgabat, Mary, Akhal and Dashoguz velayats was introduced in April 2021, after Tomato brown rugosefruit virus (ToBRFV) was found in products from these regions.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan