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January 18 2018, 12:16 Europost

Uzbekistan to launch green corridors to EU

Uzbekistan intends to launch a green corridor for the export of agricultural products to the Baltic countries, news wires reported. This will significantly reduce the time of transportation of perishable goods to the Baltic coast, as well as costs for transport and customs clearance. In addition, in the future, these products, for example, can be sent to the EU countries through Latvian ports and transport hubs.

Uzbekistan is currently working out the issues of opening green corridors for fruits and vegetables with neighbouring countries - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. This issue has already been included in the state programme “Year of support of active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies”. Final proposals on the issue should be formed by mid-2018.

Uzbekistan and Russia have already launched a green corridor for fruit and vegetable products, providing for a simplified procedure for its customs clearance. This made it possible to increase the export of domestic agricultural products to Russia by several times. Now, Uzbekistan intends to increase the annual volume of deliveries of fruit and vegetable products to Russia up to $1bn.

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