Russia is interested in increasing its fruit imports from Israel, after boycotting imports from Europe as part of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Russia and the West.
This new development comes as buyers in Gaza, Jordan and some European nations have started refusing to buy Israeli mangoes. Most recently, a buyer for an importing supermarket chain in Montreal, Canada, announced that it would not be buying Israeli fruit.
The Marketing Manager for Adom Fruits, which exports primarily pomegranate and mango, said that as opposed to the Montreal buyer, other buyers in Canada are still interested in Israeli imports.
Due to the tension between Russia and Europe, and Russia’s decision to halt imports from Europe, Israel has been asked to increase exports of fruits, specifically apples and plums.