Uzbekistan: France lifts restrictions on supply of melons and pomegranates

France abolished restrictions on supply of Uzbek melons and pomegranates, Foreign Trade Ministry of Uzbekistan stated after talks in Paris between the Agriculture Ministry of France and a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khojayev. “Following the talks held in France in the Agriculture Ministry, phytosanitary restrictions on Uzbek melons and pomegranates…

Belarus: cement exports resumed

Belarus has resumed cement exports, Belarus’ Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny said. Belarus faced the lack of cement on the domestic market in May-June due to its volume being almost sold out, the minister said. Importers began to increase the price on the domestic market, and the consumer demand for the Belarusian product, which…

Georgia: annual inflation rate up in July 2018

Georgia’s monthly inflation rate amounted to -0.3% in July, while annual inflation from July 2017 to July 2018 amounted to 2.8%, reports the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Last month prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 1.1%. Prices decreased for: fruit and grapes (-12.6%) and vegetables (-10.7%). In the meantime, the prices…

Ukraine: confectionery companies entering Canadian market

Manufacturers of confectionery products from Ukraine have agreed with Canadian distributors on entering the Canadian market, President of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) Zenon Potichny said. “Ukrainian suppliers of confectionery products managed to find distributors at exhibitions in Canada and began to supply products overseas,” said Potichny. According to him, Ukrainian furniture manufacturers have…

Estonia: more foreign workers needed

Estonia needs several times more foreign workers than are currently entering the country, Toomas Luman, president of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and chairman of the supervisory board of listed construction company Nordecon, declared. “Currently we have problems with unregistered Ukrainian construction workers on construction sites,” Luman said. “We predicted a long time…

Belarus: plans to set up light industry joint ventures discussed with Uzbekistan

Representatives of the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom and the light industry association of Uzbekistan have discussed the establishment of joint ventures, according to the Bellegprom website. A Bellegprom delegation led by the concern’s Chairman Nikolai Yefimchik is in Uzbekistan on a visit. The delegation held negotiations with members of the Cabinet of Ministers…