The European Union sets high standards for the import of goods from other countries. These rules also create obstacles for member states that wish to export their products to the EU markets, EU Project Manager Rainer Freund said, touching upon the export of Azerbaijani-made animal products to EU countries.
Report informs that, according to Freund, if the government and producers wish to further work in this direction, it will become possible:
He added that the EU is currently working with the Food Security Agency in this direction.
Freund noted that they work to bring Azerbaijani standards in compliance with the EU standards. He added that Azerbaijan is expected to adopt a new law.
Freund reminded that today Azerbaijan exports several products (hazelnuts, some fruits, frog legs, snails, caviar) to the EU.
"Every year, companies from Azerbaijan appeal regarding the export of their products to the European Union, but this is a long process," the project manager said.
Traditional Food Festival is taking place today, September 4, in Azerbaijan's Shaki, as part of the project "Encouraging agritourism, agribusiness and food production through consulting services, creating and developing new value chains." The project is funded by the EU and implemented by the Center for Economic and Social Development, the Uluchay Social-Economic Innovation Center, and the Center for Economic Development of Bulgaria.