Georgia reveals most promising agricultural products for export to Romania, Bulgaria
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Based on the results of its research, the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs of Georgia (GIPA) named five Georgian agricultural products most promising for export to Romania and Bulgaria, Trend reports citing EastFruit analytical portal.
The research was part of the project “Piloting Modern Trading Opportunities in Agriculture through Creation of the Innovative Online Platform” covering Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria, implemented by GIPA (Georgia), Elva Community Engagement (with offices in Georgia and the Netherlands), Varna Economic Development Agency (Bulgaria) and SMART Development Center (Romania) within the framework of the program "Black Sea Basin 2014-2020".
As representative of GIPA Nani Macharashvili said, as a result of a comprehensive research, it was found that chacha (grape brandy) and unfermented fruit and vegetable juices have the greatest potential for export to Romania and Bulgaria.
They are followed by peaches, including nectarine, and dried fruits - primarily from apples, as well as berries, including strawberries and raspberries.
According to Macharashvili, chacha and juices rank first, because Georgia has the opportunity to provide with them export markets throughout the year. The supply of the remaining three types of agricultural products is affected by seasonality.
"The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA) agreement between Georgia and the European Union favors the development of trade relations with Bulgaria and Romania," she said.
Meanwhile, according to the results of similar research in Romania and Bulgaria, GIPA partner organizations also compiled their lists of the most promising agricultural exports.
Thus, for Bulgaria (in relation to Georgia and Romania) this list includes cereals, in particular wheat and meslin, cheese, snails, herbs and herbs, as well as processed and canned cherries. For Romania (in relation to Georgia and Bulgaria) the list includes wheat, seed sunflower, corn, rape seeds with a low content of acid, sheep and honey.
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