Urals Customs Administration

900 tons of flowers brought to the Urals for March 8

Published: February 27, 2024 14:48

More than 630 tons of imported flowers worth $3.5 million were processed by customs officers in February. In total, since the beginning of the year, almost 900 tons of flower products worth $5 million have been brought to the Urals. Compared to the same period of 2023, the growth in value terms amounted to 35%, and in physical terms – 29%

The bulk of imports are carnations with nearly 440 tons, chrysanthemums with 190 tons, roses with 120 tons, tulips with nearly 63 tons and acacias with 50 tons. The logistics of flower delivery have not changed. The top three supplying countries are Ecuador and the Netherlands.

Fresh-cut buds are brought to the Urals by automobile and air transport. Before the spring holiday, another batch of flower products weighing about 40 tons should arrive in the region,” said Alexei Frolov, head of the Urals Customs Directorate.

Alexei Frolov

Bouquets are perishable goods. Cars with delicate cargo do not stand in the general queue, but go straight to clearance. Inspectors of the customs post of Koltsovo Airport (cargo) check batches for compliance with the quantity and assortment declared in the documents. Further, the goods must undergo phytosanitary control. All flowers arriving at Koltsovo are declared to the Ural Electronic Customs. For 900 tons of released flower products the amount of customs payments amounted to 120 million rubles

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