On November 7, at the site of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Association of Importers of Fruits and Vegetables held a Round Table, timed to coincide with the annual meeting of members of the Association. [...]
Moldova and Russia agree to increase the number of permits for bilateral and transit cargo transportation
The Russian Federation agreed to issue an additional 500 permits for Moldovan carriers for this year. This was announced today, November 7, by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure after a meeting of the Moldovan-Russian Joint Commission on International Road Transport. Permits must be received by the National Road Transport Agency (ANTA) next week via pouch. The “permissions” will subsequently be distributed among local carriers in accordance with the submitted applications. [...]
Since October 27, the EAEU and Iran switched to preferential terms of trade, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) reports. Since from this moment an agreement has entered into force, leading to the formation of a free trade zone (FTA). [...]
Serbia’s trade with the EAEU member countries will increase due to lower import duties, Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes, citing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. An agreement to establish a free trade zone was signed in Moscow following a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. [...]
The late-ripening variety of strawberry gardening, which can turn Latvia into a strawberry country, is still a secret, but the experimental plantings are impressive, reports EastFruit Internet portal.
At first glance it seems incredible to see hundreds of flowering strawberry plants and long rows of red berries in greenhouses in mid-October in Latvia. Nevertheless, the owner of the strawberry farm Ilmars Gulbis basically did not heat his greenhouses in the village of Laidi, even on days when the temperature dropped below zero, but the strawberry garden did not suffer.
“This is the first time we grow strawberries so late in the fall,” says Gulbis.
He does not hide the fact that he was looking for a variety that gives such a late harvest for four years, and this year he finally succeeded. “At first I was afraid of a bad taste and a weak aroma, but I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent product characteristics, strength and size of the berries,” said the farmer.
The gardener has no doubt that strawberry plants will produce berries for at least one more month, but adds that it all depends on the weather.
For berries, one sunny day a week is enough for garden strawberries to get everything they need.
With the latest ripe variety, Gulbis sees the future prospects of Latvia as a producer country of garden strawberry.
This year, the farmer opened the season in April, which is very early for this berry crop, but says that the hardest part is ahead, since the darkest time of the year is approaching.
October is an ideal time to offer fresh strawberries on the market, as there are many other berries in the second half of summer, the producer explains. He noted that until mid-September the demand for strawberries was also small, but later people were ready to pay a premium price for fresh berries.
The grower admits that he is still making mistakes and is constantly learning from his experience in finding the best solutions for cost-effective strawberry production in October. The late variety, which produces sweet aromatic berries in the fall, is currently a trade secret.[...]
On October 27, the EAEU and Iran switched to preferential terms of trade, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) reports. Since from this moment an agreement has entered into force, leading to the formation of a free trade zone (FTA). [...]
As part of the work of the Association IFV as part of the Expert Advisory Council (ECS) on the implementation of customs policy at the FCS of Russia, on October 25, at the site of the “International Customs Forum 2019”, the AIPP President Irina Kapitanova held a Session “Problems and Mechanisms for Solving Classification and Origin of Goods”. The discussion was chaired by Alexander Volkov, Head of the Commodity Nomenclature of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. [...]
It is planned to open a warehouse complex in the Pskov region on the border with Latvia, the press service of the regional administration reports. [...]
In China, 15 million tons of these stone fruits will be harvested. Despite the dry weather in Shandong Province - the main producer of peaches and nectarines - the total crop volume remained at the same level due to good natural conditions in other parts of the country. [...]
According to industry officials who spoke at the World Avocado Congress just completed in Medellin, Colombia will strive to be the first in South America and the second-largest exporter of these fruits by 2040. [...]
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new emergency project as part of its Technical Cooperation Program to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight fusarium wilt, a fungal plant disease that could completely eradicate the banana crop on which they depend millions of people. [...]
Representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor will visit the Republic of Serbia to conduct pre-shipment control of consignments of planting stock
At the invitation of the Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the Republic of Serbia, specialists from the Rosselkhoznadzor will be in Serbia from October 15 to 20, 2019 to carry out pre-shipment control of consignments of planting material prepared for shipment to the Russian Federation. Control will be carried out on the basis of applications received by the Rosselkhoznadzor of Russian participants in foreign economic activity.
Based on the results of the inspection and laboratory examination, the Service will decide on the possibility of importing from Serbia the reserved consignments of planting material into the territory of the Russian Federation.[...]
Russian participants in the fruit and vegetable market still use 20% VAT for fruits and berries due to the lack of an appropriate regulatory framework. [...]
In the next 5 years, blueberry producers in South Africa will expand the area of cultivated plantations from 2.7 thousand ha to 4.8 thousand ha. This was reported to FruitNews correspondent by the coordinator of the Association of South African Berry Producers (SABPA) Elsette Schutte. [...]