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Egg imports increased

By Messenger Staff
Friday, August 23
According to the National Statistical Department, the amount of eggs imported into Georgia has increased by almost 800%. In the first half of 2013, Georgia imported more than 13 million eggs; in the same period last year only 1.5 million eggs were imported. This is mainly due to the fact that imported eggs are exempt from certain types of taxes and duties. Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine are the main exporters of eggs to Georgia. The fact that the market has been flooded with foreign eggs has seriously harmed domestic egg production. Georgian egg producers have expressed their concern with the situation.