Monday, February 25, 2013

Russian experts leave for Georgia today to examine Georgian wine

25.02.2013 (Hvino News) Russian Chief Sanitary Inspector Gennady Onishchenko reported to Russian news agency RIA Novosti  that three groups of specialists leave for Georgia today. They will examine 40 wineries and 4 enterprises producing mineral water during this week.

"We have in due course received guarantees from the government of Georgia. Three groups of experts fly to Georgia today and over the coming weeks will be to work there, checking 44 enterprises", - Onishchenko said. Inspectors will give ratings to their products, which will then determine whether to allow Georgian companies to enter the Russian market.

Head of Rospotrebnadzor also said that Russian specialists will be accompanied by Georgian colleagues  as well as by Russian diplomats.

In early February 2013 Onishchenko and head of the National Agency of wine Levan Davitashvili after talks in Moscow said that the embargo on Georgian products can be removed in the spring. The inspection had initially been planned on February 11.

According to Georgian radio Commersant, director of Tbilvino says that the company is ready to host the Russian delegation, but the time of their visit is not yet known to the company. Another wine company Teliani Valley also confirmed it is ready to receive Russian expert after a date is agreed.

© Hvino News

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