Monday, December 25 2017 13:58
Alexandr Avanesov

Official: Work on recognition of Armenian brandy and wine in international markets will continue in 2018

Official: Work on recognition of Armenian brandy  and wine in  international markets will continue in 2018

ArmInfo. In 2018, the  recognition of Armenian cognac and wine will continue in  international markets. On December 25, answering the question of  ArmInfo, Deputy Agriculture Minister Robert Makaryan stated.

According to him, according to the agreement with the European Union  on an extended partnership, Armenia has time to resolve a number of  issues related to Armenian cognac. In particular, we are talking  about the need to indicate the geographical name of the origin of the  grapes on the product etiquette, and also to determine the name of  the product - whether it will be called "cognac" or "brandy". "During  the given 25 years we have to decide on this issue, the negotiations  on which are already underway," Robert Makaryan said.

Deputy Minister reminded that since last year in Armenia, the  Wine-growing and Winemaking Foundation has been working, whose  efforts in 2017 have been carried out numerous programs. In  particular, due to the results of participation in numerous  exhibitions, the recognition of Armenian wines and cognacs has  increased. Serious agreements were reached and relevant agreements  were concluded. In 2018, it is planned to map the areas of vineyards  and lay the basis for maintaining the cadastre of these areas, which  will allow us to streamline mutual relations between producers and  cognac producers, and also to increase the export of wine and brandy  products.

As a whole, in 2017 for export 119,2 thousand tons of fruit and  vegetable products were delivered.  Basically, exports were made to  the Russian Federation, which is explained by the need to maintain  the traditional market. If current trends persist, exports are  expected to grow in 2018 if it is accompanied by good climatic  conditions, the exchange rate of the Russian ruble, the state of  transport infrastructures, and other factors. The growth will be  facilitated by the implementation of a number of programs related to  the establishment of procurement centers, refrigeration facilities,  the development of greenhouse farms, as well as the program for  leasing agricultural products. In order to diversify export  destinations, negotiations are under way with France, Poland, China  and other countries, which will avoid the emergence of possible  risks.

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