YEREVAN, August 19. /ARKA/. Armenia’s minister of agriculture Sergo Karapetyan has set up a working group to deal with development of trade ties with the Russian Federation, to expand rural exports to Russia and to coordinate supplies, the press office of the ministry reported.
Entities experiencing problems in exporting their agricultural products to Russia may apply to deputy minister of agriculture Robert Makaryan (phone 011 231430, 095 960005), the head of agribusiness development department at the ministry Nelson Melkonyan (011 235471, 091 477097), head of border checkup point systemizing at the state food safety service Arman Margaryan (203860 (106), 093 500706), head of certification at Armenia’s trade chamber Margarita Petrosyan (060 270333), Armenia’s trade representative in Russia Karen Asoyan (077 010830, +7(903)755 15 26). Apart from this, the hotline of the ministry can be contacted (011 541968).
Earlier, Armenian minister of agriculture urged the local producers to more actively promote their goods into the Russian market now when favorable conditions are available to raising Armenian wine, juice, water, fruit and berry, as well as meat and milk exports to Russia. The minister expressed confidence the exports to Russia could double provided the process was arranged in an efficient manner.
According to ArmStat, Armenia’s foreign trade turnover with Russia was $596 million in the first half of 2014 (reduction of 0.5% compared to the year before) and counts for 21.9% of the entire turnover. Armenian exports to Russia were about $133.9 million in January-June, a reduction of 6.4%; imports from Russia were $462mln, a 1.4% increase. –0--