Wine producers called on the Ministry of Agriculture to protect the industry and develop effective strategies and development plans for the wine industry.
Such requests were voiced at a meeting of the Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment, Georgeta Mincu, with domestic winemakers and grape producers. Manufacturers asked the agency to intervene in several important aspects, such as taxation, certification, excessive bureaucratization. Farmers noted that they need state support in subsidizing small and medium producers, liquidating grape stocks, etc. Winemakers touched on the issue of expanding the wine market to China. Also, several manufacturers called on the leadership of the ministry to take the necessary measures for a massive return to the Russian market. In turn, the Minister assured that constructive proposals will be included in the national profile strategy. Georgeta Mincu emphasized that the wine industry brings significant profits to the country's economy, and the state is interested in supporting it. In addition, she drew attention to the fact that producers need new business ideas for grapes, which remain in abundance. She called on manufacturers to develop business plans, export proposals, launch new production lines that would be attractive, and offer compelling, meritorious ideas. In addition, the minister said that from August 22 to 25 he will visit China and ask to include some wine producers in the delegation. In addition, Georgeta Mincu clarified that soon she will organize a meeting of producers with processors to find optimal solutions for large stocks of grapes, especially before the new harvesting campaign. According to the agency, in Moldova there are 112 thousand hectares of vineyards, which grow more than 50 types of technical varieties. // 13.08.2019 - InfoMarket.