• • • Exports of Agricultural Products From Russia to Moldova Increased By 20%
The Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev discussed the prospects for the development of trade relations in agriculture with the Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova – the heads of agricultural departments are also co-chairs of the intergovernmental Commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation of the two countries. During the meeting, the parties touched upon issues of mutual trade and cooperation in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance.
Dmitry Patrushev noted the positive dynamics in the development of bilateral trade in agricultural products and food. Thus, the trade turnover in agriculture between the countries in the period from January to November 2019 increased by 8% and amounted to 324 million dollars. At the same time, exports to Moldova increased by 20% to about $ 100 million due to increased supplies of onion, potato, confectionery and food products. Imports from Moldova increased by 4% and amounted to 230 million dollars – increased supply of apples, pears, fresh fruit, juice and wine.
In addition, the parties discussed certain issues of cooperation between the supervisory services of Russia and Moldova, in particular, the possibility of expanding the list of enterprises – export of Moldovan fruit and vegetables in order to conduct their certification for compliance with the requirements of the EAEU. At the end of the meeting, Dmitry Patrushev expressed confidence that the countries will be able to build a constructive dialogue on the main issues of Russian-Moldovan cooperation in the agricultural sector.