Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Russia imports almost 2 m liters of Georgian wine, mineral water

24.07.2013. (Hvino News) Georgia has exported almost 900,000 liters of wine to Russia, the Russian health and consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday.

“Two hundred and five shipments of alcohol products – 891,586 liters in all – have been supplied to Russia this year by eight Georgian companies, including 64 shipments totaling 274,409 liters last week,” Rospotrebnadzor said on its website.

Georgia has also delivered 26 shipments of Borjomi mineral water, or over 927,000 liters, Rospotrebnadzor said.

Russia banned imports of Georgian wine and mineral water in 2006, citing its poor quality. In early February 2013 Russia and Georgia negotiated a pattern of clearing Georgian products into the Russian market. Georgia has already renewed exports of Borjomi mineral water, wine and brandy to Russia.

Although Russia has opened its door to Georgian imports, it remains concerned about the presence of a microbiology laboratory of the U.S. Navy in Georgia, which it said was not controlled by the Georgian authorities (read more: Russia warns Georgia over U.S.-funded bio lab)

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