Russia and Georgia: No place for competition – Articles – GeorgiaTimes.info

The long hoped-for return of Georgian wine and agricultural products to the Russian market will not be without difficulty. Half a decade of absence from the supermarket shelves means that consumers are now used to high quality imports from Europe and the New World, at very reasonable prices. Russian firms in the Black Sea region have also established production operations on a large scale. Counterfeiting of premium brands will be a problem once more.

Not only Georgian now-banned wine and mineral water, but also citrus return to the Russian market very soon, Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said the other day. In Russia this news was taken rather cool. As it turned out, there is no real competition between Georgian and Russian producers. “The ban on the import of Moldovan wine has played a major role in the development of Russian wineries, and the ban of Georgia’s wine had no effect”, said the expert Eugene Kritsky.

“Georgia was represented in the Russian market is very modestly”, the head of Horticulture and Viticulture Department of Agriculture Ministry of Krasnodar region Eugene Kritsky said. Both wine and citrus are being shipped out in small amounts. “Kindzmarauli” and “Khvanchkara” are being produced Abkhazia and Abkhazia is accessable. So I see no big problem here”.

According to Kritsky, lack of Georgian goods in the market has not become an incitement to strengthen the position of domestic producers. “The ban on the import of Moldovan wine has played a major role in the development of Russian wineries, and the ban on Georgia’s goods had no impact”, he said.

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