Kyrgyzstan begins supplying potatoes to Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Kyrgyzstan began to supply potatoes to Uzbekistan, Kabar reported referring to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation of Kyrgyzstan.
According to the information, in the mid-October a working meeting was held in Tashkent between representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kyrgyzstan and the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate of Uzbekistan regarding the export of potatoes from Kyrgyzstan. In line with the agreement, the Uzbek side provided a list of 17 companies that are allowed to import potatoes.
A contract was signed between entrepreneurs of the Issyk-Kul region and Namangan Savdo Invest LLC for the supply of 2,000 tons of potatoes. To date, over 66 tons have been supplied to Uzbekistan from the Issyk-Kul region.
Phytosanitary certification has been carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Uzbek side.
In January-September 2018, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan amounted to $285.0 million, of which $185.2 million accounted for exports from Uzbekistan and $99.8 million for imports from Kyrgyzstan.
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