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Chukotka changes the plan of delivery of products

The state-owned enterprise Chukotopttorg (the main food supplier to Chukotka), in connection with the introduction of the Russian Federation's response to the sanctions of the Western countries, changed the traditional plan of measures for the delivery of food from the United States.

The region has found a replacement for food suppliers from states that have come under the influence of retaliatory economic sanctions from Russia. According to the director of the Chukotopttorg enterprise, which is the main food supplier to the region, currently work is underway to conclude contracts for the supply of potatoes, onions, apples from alternative sources to the district.

“To date, a decision has been made to purchase fruits from China and New Zealand, and the possibility of purchasing apples grown in Slovakia is also being considered. The main problem is finding a replacement for American potatoes, which have a long shelf life, which is the main factor when choosing products imported to Chukotka. Based on the results of an in-depth analysis of various options for purchasing vegetables, it was decided to start importing potatoes, onions, beets from the Primorsky Territory of the Russian Federation, ”said Viktor Mishchenko, director of Chukotopttorg.

There is an operational headquarters in the region for monitoring and responding to changes in the conjuncture of food markets, which is headed by the governor of the district. The main goal of the new supervisor is to maintain balance and prevent unjustified price increases.

“According to the latest data, no unjustified increase in prices was noted in the settlements of the region, the supply of goods continues to the villages. Despite the current situation, this year the delivery of foodstuffs to Chukotka will be completed in full ”, - emphasized the head of the region Roman Kopin.

At the same time, even before the introduction of retaliatory economic sanctions, the full volume of chicken hacks produced in the USA was delivered to Chukotka. Now the district government is taking measures to reduce the region’s dependence on the products supplied during the northern delivery.

“This year, the implementation of a program for the development of crop production in Chukotka has begun. It involves subsidizing enterprises that will buy vegetables grown on personal subsidiary plots and wild products collected by residents of the district. These measures should stimulate the Chukotka market to sell its own goods, and not those imported from other states, ”noted Roman Kopin.

As of today, as the press service of the district government notes, in all settlements of Chukotka enterprises have been identified that are engaged in buying berries from the population collected in the district. On average, the purchase price of a kilogram of berries is 300-350 rubles. Purchased products will be sent to kindergartens, schools and health facilities.

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