Azerbaijan may export pomegranates to four EU countries – Germany, France, Latvia and Poland.
This was stated by secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Pomegranate Shahin Hasanli.
Negotiations are underway in this direction, the conclusion of contracts is expected, he stressed.
The representative of the association noted that this year the growth of exports of pomegranate was projected at 20-25% compared with last year.
Currently, the main export destination of the Azerbaijani pomegranate is neighboring Russia.
Today, there is a strong competition on European market, which is mainly provided by North Africa and Southern European countries. Despite this fact, Azerbaijani fruit, which are distinguished by being organic, can take a worthy place in the European market.
The Pomegranate Producers and Exporters Association was established on October 31, 2016.
The Association includes more than 20 members.
The aim of the Association is to provide services and support to farmers interested in growing pomegranate, as well as promoting the pomegranate within the “Made in Azerbaijan” brand throughout the world.
The Association regularly presents pomegranate on local and international markets, and strives for an even greater use of advanced technologies in production, supply of high-quality raw materials and improvement of existing experience. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)