Central Customs Administration

More than 8 million imported flowers were brought to the Central Federal District on the eve of International Women’s Day

Published: March 6, 2024 15:00

$2.8 million worth of imported floral products arrived at stores in the Central Federal District in February. Employees of the Central Customs Administration processed 313 tons of fresh-cut flowers during this period

The end of February is traditionally the peak period of flower imports before the holiday. This year, February shipments more than doubled year-on-year to 8.1 million flowers

The range of imported flowers is diverse. Roses become the most popular annually, they accounted for a fifth of flower imports since the beginning of the year. Chrysanthemums, carnations, lilies, tulips, orchids and ranunculus are imported in large batches. The main suppliers of flowers are the Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador

Flower declarations are processed at the Central Electronic Declaration Center in Moscow. “Before March 8, flowers are processed as a priority. The task of customs officers is to ensure the quick release of goods. Thanks to automation, most of the declarations with fresh-cut flowers are released automatically, it takes a little more than one minute”, – said the head of the Central Customs Administration Sergei Rybkin

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