Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a new decree prohibiting a number of imports from Turkey starting January 1, 2016. Auchan supermarket in Russia will substitute imports from Turkey with those from China and other nations.
The decree was signed on November 30 in order to protect “the national security and national interests of the Russian Federation,” and protect citizens “from criminal and other illegal activity.” The decree comes after the downing of a Russian bomber jet by Turkey.
The new law bans the following imports from Turkey: agriculture produce and raw food products including oranges, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, onions, frozen turkey, chicken, carnations, and salt.
Maria Kurnsova, spokesperson for the French supermarket giant Auchan, who has a number of stores in Russia, said that the company will import similar products from China, Morocco, and Tajikistan to replace the products from Turkey. Kurnsova said that Auchan has already been working to secure alternatives to Turkish goods.
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Downing of Russain bomber who viloletes nato air base is better than selling tomatoes to Russia. I hope Turkey bans Russain oil and gas in near future. Country of russia, they have just oil and many working girls in ktvs in china..Such a great country!!!
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