"Gruzstat": Export of mineral water from Georgia is growing
On the eve, the Georgian specialists from the statistical agency "Gruzstat" released figures for exports of mineral and fresh water from Georgia. According to "Business-Georgia" with reference to the National Statistics Service of Georgia, during the period from January to July 2011 the indicator of export of these products grew. So, for this period Georgia exported to the overseas market 21 tonnes of the product 928.8. Its cost was $ 10 214, 5 thousand.
The cost of the exported of Georgian mineral and fresh water during January-July of this year amounted to $ 14 404,2 and its volume - 28 629,1 ton.
Recall, export of "Borjomi", especially to Russia, has become not only a separate economic theme, but also came out the framework of political debate. On the eve, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Gennady Onishchenko, expressed the opinion that it is high time to move the issue of "Borjomi" from the political to the technical sphere.
Responding to a question, whether Russian customs will let pass Georgian water "Borjomi" to the territory of the country and who appealed to the Federal Service with the request, Onishchenko said: "The remainder of the former Soviet Socialist Republic, the territory which has remained from Georgia, is suddenly beginning to shout at the government level that Georgian producers will never do this..... How can we call such authorities which do not allow their manufacturers to enter the Russian market and to trade?".
Further Onishchenko said that he is familiar with the letter of the Georgian deputy with whom I had met a month ago on the issue of supply "Borjomi" to Russia. This member will once again visit Russia this week, said Onishchenko.
"It's good to meet with the deputy, but it is not productive. I would like to talk to the producers themselves. The official position of the Russian side is that we will meet with anyone who wants to enter the Russian market, but we should not discuss this issue in a political perspective - it's time to start discussing the technical side of the issue and to begin the real work" - said the head of Rospotrebnadzor.