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Russia will import more fruits and vegetables from Latin America

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The Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Sergey Levin, met with the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay, Tabare Aguerre.

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"Russia and Uruguay have the chance of boosting trade between them. Russia is interested in increasing imports of Uruguayan agricultural products, such as vegetables and fruit production, because of the climatic advantages that Uruguay has," said Levin.

Argentina is another Latin American country with a great potential to increase its exports of food products to the Russian market.

Argentine good exports to Russia in 2016 may grow if the authorities of the Latin American country eliminated export taxes, said the Russian ambassador to Argentina, Victor Koronelli, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

"Fruit producers are greatly interested in increasing exports of apples, pears, and some citrus fruits like lemons, tangerines, and grapefruit to Russia."

The ProdExpo fair, one of the most important agricultural food fairs in Eastern Europe, will be held in Moscow this week. This platform should promote collaboration between producers and importers from Russia and other countries, including Latin America.