Russia increased purchases of agricultural products in Israel, despite the reduction of the ruble, and communicates with currency stabilization hopes for accelerated growth of trade, said Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Andrei Volkov.
Israel was committed to neutrality in regard to the events in Ukraine, imposed no punishment relative to Russia, and Russia did not include Israel in the list of countries from which suspended the import of food items - fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, fish and their products.
"The rate of turnover in the past year shows an increase of more than 4%. The volume of trade in agricultural products is placed at level 658, 5 million USD. According to the results of 2014 the Volume of imports of agricultural products from Israel exceeded $ 444 million, which is 2, 6% more than in 2013, " said the wolves to the agricultural exhibition in tel Aviv Agritech 2015.
Responding later to questions Last news , He added that the positive dynamics of trade was observed in the first quarter of this year.
"There is a plus between two and three percent. This is very good. The stabilization of the national currency returns again the rate of increase of imports. We have a mutual barter. Israel we buys wheat, legumes, sunflower oil. We buy there vegetables, fruits. Enough of all This rapidly, " said the official.
during the trip Volkov met with the agriculture Minister of Israel Yair Shamir and discussed with him the issues of removing barriers to the development of bilateral trade, as well as among them the extension of the register of suppliers to Russia at the expense of local organizations.
"We are moving across the line of questions. This and phytosanitary issues and plant quarantine, and the prospects of inclusion in the register of suppliers to the Russian Federation dairies and processing plants poultry