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January 29 2018, 14:53 Trend

Azerbaijan may grant subsidies for tomato export

Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry may consider granting subsidies for export of tomatoes, said Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev.

He made the remarks at a conference dedicated to the fourth year of implementation of the state program on socio-economic development of the regions of Azerbaijan in 2014-2018.

Answering the question of Bashir Guliyev, chairman of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association, Mustafayev asked to prepare relevant proposals.

     The minister noted that currently, comprehensive measures are being taken in order to increase exports, saying creation of the Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association also serves these purposes.

Meanwhile, it is important to produce high-quality products for export growth, added Mustafayev.

Azerbaijan has already started supplying tomatoes to Riga, he continued. Export deliveries may increase, since the head of Azerbaijan’s Trade House, recently registered in the Latvian city, has already started activities, said Mustafayev.

The minister also reminded that work is underway today for expanding the export of Azerbaijani products to the countries of the Middle East.

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