Latvia: FVS uncovers illegal sheep meat product trade

Inspecting an advertisement published on Facebook, Latvian Food and Veterinary Service uncovered illegal trade of sheep meat, canned meat storage and meat product distribution organized in an office building on Selpils Street, Riga. Upon performing a control purchase, inspectors found that tins with meat were either not labeled or improperly labeled, making it impossible to…

Ukraine: agricultural commodities production down in January-April 2017

In January-April the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine decreased by 0.3% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. In particular, agricultural enterprises lowered the production indices by 0.6%, while households of the population increased them by 0.1%. In 2016 the growth of agricultural production totaled more than 6%. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Tajikistan: Dushanbe to supply fruit and vegetables to Chinese markets

Issues related to economic cooperation between Tajikistan and China were discussed at a meeting of Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim with visiting Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Pan Yunhe. In the course of the talks, Ibrohim noted that Tajikistan supported Chinese leader’s initiative regarding new…

Tajikistan: Khujand hosts meeting to discuss standards of marketing and commercial quality control of dried apricots

A three-day meeting of the Regional Working Group including representatives from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan kicked off in the Tajik northern city of Khujand on May 16. According to the European Delegation to Tajikistan, the regional meeting has the goal to develop the Explanatory Brochure in accordance with the UNECE Standard DDP-15 concerning marketing and…