Georgia wants to become a meat exporting country and is looking for export markets.
The Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili says that the country is actually able to do this and if the key markets are opened for entrepreneurs, it will support the full cycle of production. As he notes, livestock products account for more than 50% of agricultural products.
Davitashvili speaks about improvement of the slaughter infrastructure noting that some slaughterhouses operating in the country meet all modern requirements. In his words, several projects are under consideration.
The Minister says that Georgia follows the requirements of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). Georgia should harmonize with European legislation, Georgia has achieved some success in bringing the animal products into Europe, including Georgian leather, honey.