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FAS: the situation with vegetable prices in the Far Eastern Federal District is stabilizing
Territorial departments of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) checked the price situation with food in the Far East and stated that it had stabilized. The ministry believes that this happened due to supplies from the regions of Siberia, as well as Turkey and Azerbaijan.
According to the FAS press service, according to February 17, prices for a list of goods from 18 positions have stabilized. At the same time, there is a sufficient supply of fruits and vegetables in retail chains.
The agency did not reveal violations of antitrust laws by trading networks and wholesale suppliers, however, it conducts verification of the justification for overpricing products. So, in the Amur region they understand why the trading network has significantly increased prices for certain types of vegetables.
After the closure of borders with China due to the coronavirus, buyers in the Far East began to favor inflated prices on vegetables. After opening checkpoints for trucks, vegetables from China appeared at affordable prices. However, last week, the authorities of Primorye said that it was again observed shortage of cheap vegetablesbecause parties do not arrive due new requirements Phytosanitary Services of China. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture promised to help the Far East with construction of vegetable storesand Deputy Prime Minister - Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev advised the heads of the Far Eastern regions to take care of additional food security.