Baku, Azerbaijan, May 27
By Fakhri Vakilov – Trend:
Uzbekistan has delivered the first ever batch of fresh sweet cherry from the Namangan region to London, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
“The first ever supply of Uzbek cherries to the British market has been carried out. Uzbekistan is a wonderful country, and we decided to begin work on escorting Uzbek fruits and vegetables to the UK market a few months ago,” General Director of the British company AKS Services Group, which imported the first batch of Uzbek cherries to Great Britain, Wais Qais said.
He stated that they analyzed and passed all procedures for certification and standardization, sanitary and phytosanitary control, imposed by Great Britain for import.
Qais also mentioned that the first delivery was a trial one and they expect to increase the volume and expand the range of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan.
In the future, it is planning to export pomegranate, onions, cucumbers and various types of dried fruits.
In July of last year, Uzbek cherries were brought to the Chinese city of Urumi.
By the way, in February 2019, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered to create "green corridors" through the CIS and Baltic countries for the supply of vegetables and fruits to Europe and the SA.
State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan noted that the volume of exports of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables from the country increased by 37.5 percent in 2018 to $874.5 million.
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