Monday, April 8, 2013

Agriculture minister: Georgian wine, fruit and vegetables to enter Russian market soon

08.04.2013 (Hvino News) Georgian wine, alcoholic beverages, fruit sand vegetables will enter the Russian market in the near future, Minister of Agriculture David Kirvalidze said at a press conference today.

Mr. Kirvalidze informed that on April 3 the Georgian delegation signed the agreement  at the Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance of Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture (Rospotrebnadzor). Kirvalidze said Georgian products will no longer be exported in a chaotic manner. Mr. Kirvalidze says that Georgian and Russian specialists will continue to work on technical regulation. Fruits and other agricultural products will be exported starting from autumn.

As a result of the first part of the inspection, 37 wine and alcoholic beverage and 4 mineral water producing companies were checked. 36 wine and alcoholic beverage and 4 mineral water producing companies successfully passed the test and received permission to register their product for the further export to Russia.

Kirvalidze said from 1st to 5th of April, the second stage of inspection was conducted. The other 35 wine producing companies were checked.

About 80 wine and alcoholic and four water producing companies expressed desire to export their product to the Russian market. The Russian sanitary service positively assessed most of the companies. According to the early information, over 60 companies will receive a positive answer.

According to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, two Georgian wine companies have already registered product samples in the Russian Federation. The process is under way and in the near future the rest of the producers will be registered.

© Hvino News

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