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Georgia’s major export in EU

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, July 9
The Association Agreement with the EU will come into force in 2015. However, a free trade agreement (DCFTI) will be launched in 2014. Georgia’s trade turnover in European countries in 2013 reached almost $3 billion; this is around 27% of the countries total turnover. The largest number of products exported, apart from alcohol and mineral waters are nuts. In fact, alcohol and mineral waters are entering EU markets very slowly, as European markets are stuck with traditional products well known to EU consumers. As for the nut market, Georgian product goes to Italy, Czech, Belgium and France. Georgia exports around 45,000 tons of nuts annually. 90% of Georgian nuts are exported. This is a high-quality product with size, taste and fat.