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Russia Bans 28 Georgian Alcohol Products

Rospotrebnadzor chief Gennady Onishchenko said the Georgian products failed to meet Russian "hygienic standards."
Rospotrebnadzor chief Gennady Onishchenko said the Georgian products failed to meet Russian "hygienic standards."
Russia's consumer-protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, has refused access to the Russian market to 28 new alcoholic beverages produced by seven Georgian companies.

Speaking on October 8 in Moscow, Rospotrebnadzor chief Gennady Onishchenko said the Georgian products failed to meet Russian "hygienic standards."

Russia banned imports of Georgian wine and mineral water in 2006 over what it called "quality concerns," in a move seen by many as politically motivated.

The ban was removed in February, and Georgian wine imports resumed in June.

Rospotrebnadzor said on October 8 that 95 Georgian producers of alcoholic drinks and seven mineral-water producers were currently selling their products on the Russian market.

In the same statement, Rospotrebnadzor said Russia continued to import alcoholic beverages produced in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia.

The statement said the quality of Abkhaz drinks "remains stable."

Based on reporting by Interfax and Civil.ge
 
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