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EUGBC organized a seminar for the Georgian producers on the export of fresh fruits and vegetables to the EU market

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the EU Delegation to Georgia in cooperation with the National Service of Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia has organizing a seminar on “What the Georgian Exporters Should Know to Access EU Market”.

The seminar took place on October 28, at the Conference Hall of the National Service of Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.

The goal of the seminar was to inform Georgian producers on the issues affecting the export of fresh fruits and vegetables to the EU market.

The Head of the National Service of Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection, David Koberidze and Secretary General of the EU-Georgia Business Council, Konstantin Zaldastanishvili welcomed the participants and took part in the seminar sessions.

During the seminar the expert of the food safety, veterinary and plant quarantine, Otar Skhvitaridze and the expert of the food safety and quality control, Giorgi Mikadze provided the participants the information on the following subjects:

The main aspects of marketing standards for fresh fruits and vegetables;

Specific marketing standards for citrus fruits;

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures for plants and plant products;

Food safety and hygiene requirements of the EU.

In addition, Irakli Moistrafishvili, Export Promotion Chief Coordinator of Georgian National Investment Agency (GNIA) informed the seminar participants on the Export Promotion Service of GNIA, its goals and activities.

Around 50 representatives of Georgian producers of fruits and vegetables and other interested companies took part in the seminar.

The participants showed strong interest towards the seminar topics, which resulted in a lively discussion and question and answer sessions.