EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, with the support of EUGBC Honorary Member Arve Thorvik, gave a seminar on “What the Georgian producers of alcoholic beverages should know to access Norwegian Market”. The seminar took place on September 9th, 2010, at the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.
The goal of the seminar was to inform Georgian producers of alcoholic beverages on specific issues in the Norwegian Market of alcoholic beverages.
The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Bakur Kvezereli opened the seminar and took part in its working session. The Minister thanked EUGBC for providing Georgian producers of alcoholic beverages with useful publications and for initiating a respective seminar.
During the seminar, EUGBC Secretary General, Konstantin Zaldastanishvili provided the participants with the information on the following subjects: Historical overview of Norway’s alcohol market; Specific issues of Alcoholic Beverage’s import to Norwegian Market; Role of Norwegian state monopoly; Statistical data and trends; Taxation on alcoholic beverages in Norway.
The Head of the Department of Vine and Wine "SAMTREST" of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture, Vasil Managadze, said that around 30 representatives of Georgian wine producer companies, as well as representatives of public institutions took part in the seminar.
The participants showed a strong interest towards the seminar topics, which resulted in a lively discussion and question and answer session.
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