Donors help Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan producers market dried apricots


DUSHANBE (TCA) — From 16 to 18 May, a meeting of the Regional Working Group including representatives from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will take place in Khujand, Tajikistan with the goal to develop the Explanatory Brochure in accordance with the UNECE Standard DDP-15 concerning marketing and commercial quality control of dried apricots produced in the Fergana Valley, the Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan said.

Representatives of relevant state institutions, business intermediary associations, as well the private sector — producers, processors and exporters of dried fruits of the region — will participate in the Regional Working Group.

The participants of the meeting will discuss and jointly determine the contents of the Explanatory Brochure on dried apricots. Main goal is to agree on explanations regarding quality, maturity requirements, classification of Fergana Valley apricot, level of admission for quality, size, and appearance, labeling and packaging of products.

The meeting is organized by the Hilfswerk Austria International in the framework of the project “Advanced Support Programme to Central Asian Business Intermediary Organizations – Specialized and Integrated Services for Export-Oriented Food Processing SMEs – CANDY – IV”, funded by the program of the European Union “Central Asia – Invest IV” together with the UNDP Regional project “Wider Europe: Aid for trade for Central Asia” funded by the Government of Finland and the Regional Program of GIZ “Trade Facilitation in Central Asia”.

Sergey Kwan