Russian embargo on Georgian wine

Russian lawmakers demand punishment of Georgia for joining EU sanctions

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

Ian Zelinsky represents the far-right LDP party, which is led by Vladimir Zhirinovsky. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of lawmakers in the Russian Duma are preparing to demand that the Kremlin take punitive measures against Georgia for joining the European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia. The Duma’s foreign relations committee is working […]

Ukraine to sign free trade agreement with EU, despite Russia’s concerns

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , |

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. (European Council.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Ukraine intends to sign a free trade pact with the EU without further postponement, despite warnings from Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Brussels on Monday. Ukraine’s foreign minister met with the EU Commissioner […]

Georgian fruit and vegetables to be exported to Russia

By | October 11th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Russia will allow export of Georgian fruit and vegetables to its market. Shalva Pipia, Minister of Agriculture, said Thursday that a document has been signed by the parties which lifts all restrictions on Georgian export of nuts, grapes, apple, pea, […]

Russia faults seven Georgian wine producers

By | October 8th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

Levan Davitashvili, head of Georgia’s National Wine Agency. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russia has refused to let seven Georgian wine producers export 28 types of wines to the Russian market ‘due to non-compliance with hygienic standards.’ The official website of the Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor published a list […]

Third team of Russian quality experts to Georgia Sept 16

By | September 11th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , , |

Levan Davitashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A third team of Russian experts are coming to Georgia on September 16 to check the quality of wine and mineral water. The experts come from the consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor and will check approximately 30 Georgian wine […]

1.7 mill bottles of Georgian wine exported to Russia

By | July 29th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has exported more than 1.7 million bottles of wine to Russia after the lifting of an embargo from 2006, says Minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia. Russia is now among the top five export markets for Georgia for wine, Pipia said Monday. […]

First Georgian cognac in 7 years to reach Russian consumers

By | June 13th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

The first Georgian drinks to be on sale in Russia will be a cognac made in Kakheti. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–20 000 bottles of cognac were Tuesday sent to Russia to be sold there. This is the first time Georgian beverages are sold in Russia after it imposed an embargo on Georgian products in 2006. Levan Davitashvili, Chair of the National Wine Agency […]

Russia approves Georgian wine and fizzy water

By | March 6th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

Levan Davitashvili, Chairman of the National Wine Agency. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Russian consumer safety bureau Rospotrebnadzor confirms that 36 Georgian wine companies and four mineral water companies are ready to enter the Russian market. On Wednesday, the agency, which is a federal service for protection consumers’ rights […]

Russia and Georgia discussed visa rules

By | March 2nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–One of the main topics of conversation when Georgia and Russia met in Prague yesterday was whether Russia will simplify visa rules for Georgian citizens. (Article has been updated with comments from Russia’s foreign ministry.) The two countries […]

Russia sends experts to examine Georgian wine making

By | February 26th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

Davit Davitashvili, Chairman of the National Wine Agency. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Six Russian experts yesterday landed in Georgia to inspect the production process of wine with an eye to returning the beverage back onto Russian dinner tables. They are sent here by the Russian consumer protection agency CPS to inspect companies […]

Ivanishvili guarantees Georgia’s foreign policy course

By | February 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says Georgia’s foreign policy course is unchanged and doesn’t need constitutional guarantees. He also says that the country will restore its territorial integrity and mend relations with Russia. The National […]

Georgian wine to Russia in months

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Levan Davitashvili, head of the National Wine Agency, believes Georgian wine might be back on Russian dinner tables by the end of spring. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian wine might get back on the Russian market by the end of spring and it will cost about USD 10, which is higher than the average wine price in Russia. A delegation from Georgian business and government is in Moscow to negotiate about a return […]

Georgians in Moscow to negotiate about opening trade

By | February 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gennady Onishchenko, head of the consumer protection bureau in Russia, will meet with the Georgian negotiators. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — A delegation from Georgia is in Moscow on Monday to negotiate about letting Georgian wine, mineral water and other products onto the Russian market. The seven persons delegation left on Sunday. Two of them represent the national agency of wine, two […]

Georgia preparing for wine export to Russia

By | December 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Twenty Georgian companies are preparing to export their product to Russia. A conference was organized at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel bringing together representatives of those companies and discuss the issue of Georgia exporting to the Russian market. […]

Russia considers lifting embargo on Georgian wine

By | November 16th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Moscow is ready to consider allowing Georgian wine back onto the Russian market. Andrei Denisov, First Deputy Foreign Minister, said on Wednesday that there is a willingness on both sides to study the issue. “If we talk about specific cases, it is […]