The picking season for local cherries in Poland will begin in about 2 weeks, EastFruit project analysts said.

Analysts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers faced a number of problems when transporting products from field to shelf.

India’s blockade, launched in March to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a sharp drop in fruit and vegetable exports from the country.

Eight of the 15 largest container ports in Europe reduced transshipment volumes in the first quarter of this year, although the effect of the COVID pandemic began to be seriously felt in the West only in mid-March.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation plans to increase the list of critical import goods, the press service of the ministry said following a working meeting of members of the Council on Agro-Industrial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The construction of an automobile bridge between the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk and the Chinese Heihe is completed. After checking, he received permission to commission.

Recall, this is the second cross-border automobile crossing through the Amur, the first was officially adopted in the fall of 2013. Unfortunately, the transition through the Amur canal near Khabarovsk to the Russian part of the Bolshoi Ussuriysky island is still not actually used; additional financial injections are needed for the border crossing complex at the Russian-Chinese border.

However, no one will go anywhere along the Annunciation bridge either.

In the usual scheme, automobile communication between countries could begin immediately after obtaining permission to put into operation, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of travel for an indefinite period.

“This, without exaggeration, is a historical event for the region and the country,” said Vasily Orlov, Governor of the Amur Region. - The construction was not easy, especially for the Russian side, but the economic effect after the commissioning of the bridge will be noticeable for the entire Far East and the country, multiple growth in cargo turnover will bring replenishment to the budgets of all levels, and the possibility of quick logistics will give a powerful impetus to the development of Russian agricultural exports .

As previously reported by the agency, the facility began to be built on December 24, 2016. The bridge is 1080 meters long, the Russian and Chinese sides built half of the structure, the transition was built synchronously from the two banks of the Amur, the ends were docked in May last year.

The project worth 18.8 billion rubles was implemented according to the scheme of public-private partnership according to the concession model, it is planned to pay for it with a fare for 16 years. According to the terms of reference, 630 trucks, 164 buses and 68 cars can use the passage daily.

With a specific fare, there is no certainty yet.

The Eurasian Economic Union simplified the requirements for the transportation of food and non-food products.

Egyptian authorities reported record exports of fruits and vegetables.

Argentina increased the export of pears and apples in the first quarter of 2020 by 30% and 22%, respectively, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

В Нидерландах подтвердили возможность поставок саженцев в Россию без выездных инспекцийThe Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Administration (NVWA) confirmed that inspections of Dutch nurseries by Rosselkhoznadzor

Реформу утилизационных платежей отложилиReform of utilization payments was postponed until the fourth quarter of 2020, Vedomosti writes, citing its own sources in the Russian Presidential Administration.

ФТС России информирует о товарах на которые временно обнулены пошлиныIn accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 27, 2020 No. 763-r, from March 30, 2020, traffic through checkpoints on the state border of the Russian Federation,