How to Export Processed Fruit and Vegetables to the EU from Albania

How to Export Processed Fruit and Vegetables to the EU from Albania

TIRANA, August 21

A guideline for the local exporters of processed fruit and vegetables from Albania and the other Western Balkans countries to the European Union (EU) was shared this month. (see below) The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Albania (UCCIAL) invites all agri-entrepreneurs to read the guideline thus they can easily apply niche market quality standards. The guideline provides an overview of detailed information on export requirements and standards as well as additional information on licensed laboratories, market researches, and annual events.

The guideline published by GIZ aims at informing potential exporters from the Western Balkan countries, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia on the necessary preconditions, documents, and other relevant information on the export of a specific list of processed fruit and vegetables.

The guideline highlights that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Balkans face difficulties to approach new export markets. The EU market is highly demanding for food safety. Hence, food products have to comply with all the legal requirements. On the other hand, the exporters need information on distribution channels to reach desired markets. Enterprises in Albania and the region face both internal and external challenges due to the lack of capacities, mostly financial, and export expertise.
Other problems include lack of market information and changing trends.
Read the guideline for more on:
Legal and non-legal requirements
Food safety
Product quality
Limited use of pesticides
Private standards
Accredited laboratories
Fairs and B2B events
and more

Guideline, Alb

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News source: UCCIAL

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