Since yesterday, various agricultural crops from Macedonia and Serbia will again be able to be exported to Russia, announced the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

The decision comes after the relevant agency visited the country and Serbia, after which the decision to resume exports was made, stated Russian news agency “RIA Novosti”.

In August last year, a temporary restriction was imposed by Russia on supplying certain fruits (apricots, cherries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries), from North Macedonia and Serbia, due to detected imported fruits infected with moniliose or otherwise known as brown rot.

The import condition is a fulfillment of the quarantine phytosanitary requirements, and the import of peaches and nectarines is allowed under guarantees given by Macedonian plant protection bodies. Delivery must be from areas not affected by the brown rot.

According to the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, the import of fresh apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines and plums in Russia amounted to 449,733 thousand tons. From that, 32,166 thousand tonnes are exported from Serbia, and almost 6,000 thousand tonnes from Macedonia.