Bulgaria to Introduce New Rules for Agriculture Produce Import
New rules are going to be implemented for the importation of agricultural produce in Bulgaria, stated Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture Dimitar Grekov.
The rules, which are to be written down in the end of August and early September, have the goal to create a unified and clear regulatory framework, said the minister.
"Another goal is to better trace the imported goods' routes, quality certificates, and financial documentation," said Grekov while on a visit to the town of Rudozem.
"We also intend to implement as early as September a unified register of all Bulgarian agriculture producers," added Grekov.
He also said that representatives of the Agriculture Ministry have talked to food store chains to negotiate a better representation of Bulgarian agricultural produce.
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Bulgaria has the land and soil to plant produce and fruits since the soil is very special with two or three harvests.
Now give the opportunity to micro-producers, family producers and rural poor an opportunity.
We have to introduce a USDA program in the agricultural sector with joint cooperation with the United States through the US Embassy Agricultural Counselor.
We have to train the Bulgarian in Food Security and the importance of nutrition and quality of life.
For imports from the EU you are correct however I would say that a lot of imported fruit and vegetables come from Turkey therefore standards are needed.
As for forcing supermarkets to stock Bulgarian products, this will initially lead to shortages as producers here haven't the capacity to keep the shelves full