Domestic companies signed export contracts for fruit and vegetable products for $ 151.2 million at the international agricultural exhibition Green Week in Germany.
Uzbek fruit and vegetable products will be exported to more than 10 countries, including the UK, Germany, India, China, Latvia, UAE, Turkey and the Republic of Korea.
Agro-industrial potential of Uzbekistan was presented at the prestigious international event by foreign trade companies O’zbekozikovqatholding, O’zvinsanoat-holding, O’zagroeksport, as well as by farmers from different regions of the country.
The 200 square meters national stand of the Republic of Uzbekistan exhibited a broad range of fresh fruits, vegetables and melons, dried fruit, fat and wine products, spices and seasonings, processed fruit and vegetable products - juices, jams, a variety of canned foods.
The visitors got acquainted with Uzbekistan’s capacity in growing fruits and vegetables, the supply and demand in agriculture, positively responded on the quality and diversity of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan. For instance, during a business meeting, Danish entrepreneurs tasted fresh and dried products, appreciated their taste, and expressed willingness for further cooperation.
In turn, the Uzbek delegation of governors of several districts and regions held talks with representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, agribusiness companies, associations of Germany and other states. During the talks, representatives of foreign companies were introduced into the current state of economic development in Uzbekistan, into the measures on modernization and technological re-equipment of industrial enterprises, including the agricultural sector, further improvement of investment climate, as well as into state programs on infrastructural development in the country.
“During the exhibition, the Uzbek delegates also met with representatives of the German Chamber of Commerce. The sides discussed the opportunities of mutual exchange of information and experience, and introduction of Global GAP certification in Uzbekistan. They agreed on holding bilateral negotiations with the involvement of all interested agencies and persons on the territory of Uzbekistan in the framework of the working visit in April-May of the current year," reported press-service of O’zagroeksport.
Talks with delegates of German company Tampico Trading Gmbh, headed by a board member of the Board Helmut Shtummvollem, were also important. Representatives of the company intend to purchase Uzbek walnut, sesame, licorice root, pomegranate, melon and pumpkin stones.