Sixty-nine Georgian wine, mineral water firms apply for exports to Russia

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MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) – A total of 69 Georgian wine and mineral water producers have applied to export product to Russia, Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said.

“All of the documents received have been forwarded to Rospotrebnadzor experts for study. Priority will be given to those 31 organizations that have submitted information for the documentary check in full. The checks of the other 38 will be carried out after they submit the required documents,” Rospotrebnadzor said on its website.

The schedule for inspections by three teams of Rospotrebnadzor experts will be determined once the list of exporting firms is finalized.

Georgia’s National Wine Agency provided Rospotrebnadzor on February 11 with a general list of Georgian alcoholic beverage and mineral water producers interested in exporting to Russia, as well as documents laying out the system for monitoring the quality and safety of products meant for human consumption.