Georgian wool to be exported to EU countries
18 March, 2016
Georgian wool to be exported to EU countries
Wool is the first animal product that will be exported from Georgia to EU countries. At his point, European Union has recognized two Georgian wool producing companies. These are “Georgian Wool” and “Georgian Wool Company”. Accordingly, at present only these two companies can export crude wool to EU countries.

Georgian National Food Agency says the role of the state in successful negotiations is very important and the government did everything for the Georgian wool to be recognized by EU. At this point, the negotiations are still underway and the detailed information will soon be available.

“The state took the main responsibility – quality control. As for the exporting price and frequency of delivery, this, of course, depends on the companies themselves.

They should collect the quality and quantity of wool that will be requested by the partners. It should be noted, that our European colleagues expressed their confidence not only towards the mentioned companies but also towards our country as a whole. In fact, Europe has recognized that our veterinary system works properly,” the Deputy Director of National Food Agency, Lasha Sokhadze told Business Press News.

The veterinary service periodically carries out control in factories, where wool is collected and apart from that, monitors sheep and goats.

“At this point, two Georgian companies are authorized to export wool to Europe. I cannot say that they meet 100% of requirements, but at least they fulfilled the minimum of what was required,” Sokhadze added.

The first, experimental lot of wool was sent to Great Britain in 2015 by Georgian Wool Company. However, during that period, Georgia did not form part of the list of so-called third countries. That is why the container was returned. Zaur Kuliev, the Director of the company says negotiations with the British partners are now underway and the details will be available shortly.

“At first, we plan to export 22 tons of wool. If the British are satisfied with the quality, we will expand our export in 2-3 weeks time. We by a kilogram of wool for 0.80 GEL and the exporting price that was negotiated last year was 1.05 USD. We do not expect this price to change significantly,” Kuliev says.

Georgian Wool Company now exports wool in Ukraine and India but the price is significantly low. That is why, as the Director of the enterprise says, European market is much more profitable. Zaur Kuliev plans to
hold further negotiations with Germany, Estonia and Italy. He says his company will be able to deliver up to 200 tons of wool monthly.

As for another company, Georgian Wool, its Director Gia Khadilashvili says the company now holds negotiations with several European countries, including Germany and Estonia. Khadilashvili prefers to act more carefully and plans to send smaller containers at first.

“At present, we have almost 80 tons of wool. I invested a considerable amount of money in this business and that is why the European market is very important for us,” Khadilashvili says.

A representative of the Shepherds’ Association of Georgia, Beka Gonashvili says it is very good that European market has opened for Georgia and thinks that Georgian companies will be able to meet all the requirements.

By Kristine Gamtenadze

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