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Russia abolishes import duties on fruit and vegetable imports from Moldova

Staff Writer |
The Russian government has passed a decree on the abolition of duties on imports of Moldovan fruit and wine products in 2019, said the President of the Republic, Igor Dodon.

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"We are talking about vegetables, fruits (apples, cherries, plums, nectarines), canned food, grapes, wines and brandies."

The removal of duties has been possible thanks to the agreements reached earlier with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

This resolution, according to Dodon, will undoubtedly contribute to a significant increase in the export of Moldovan goods to the Russian market, the creation of jobs, and an increase in revenues.

“I express my gratitude to Vladimir Vladimirovich for the support given to the Moldovan people,” said the Moldovan President on his Facebook page.

The removal of duties is especially important for Moldovan producers of apples and grapes. In 2018, due to an excessive harvest, they had to deal with a shortage of markets.

Earlier it had been reported that the Russian Federation was going to abolish customs duties on Moldovan apples, grapes, vegetables, canned goods and wines until July 1, 2019.

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