Georgia may export tangerines to EU
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 12
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian tangerines may be exported to the EU, Trend reports with reference to a study of Georgian Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG).
“In Europe, it is customary to use a variety of clementine, in contrast to which Georgian mandarin has a relatively sour taste. Given that Georgian tangerines contain less sugar, they may be in demand in the European market,” the study said.
According to the report, potential for export of carrots to the EU countries remains low, as the carrot production in Georgia has been declining over the past four years.
In turn, the potential of export of bay leaves to the EU is estimated as high. Currently, Georgia mainly exports bay leaf to Russia (40 percent), Turkey (24 percent) and Ukraine (17 percent).
“Based on the calculations carried out as part of the study, we can say that the production of bay leaf in Georgia is quite promising. However, to arrange their export to the EU, it is necessary to introduce modern methods to increase the yield and quality of the product,” the study notes.
Another agricultural products that can be exported to Europe are tomatoes, said the report. One of their advantages is their taste characteristics conditioned by climate conducive for tomato production.
“To export tomatoes to the European market, it is necessary to increase average productivity and reduce the cost of tomato production. It is also important to comply with the international standards to guarantee the successful export of the product to the EU market,” the study said.