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Russia May Lift Georgian Wine Import Ban by Spring, RIA Reports

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Russia may allow imports of Georgian wine by the spring, seven years after a ban was imposed, public health chief Gennady Onishchenko said, RIA reported.

Russia is sending staff to inspect Georgian wineries that have applied for a resumption of shipments, Onishchenko said following talks with Georgian officials, according to RIA. Registering Georgian goods in Russia will be the next step, followed by “access to the Russian market via customs,” he said.

A ban on Georgian wine and mineral water was imposed in 2006 after a spy scandal. It deprived the Caucasus nation of its biggest foreign market for the products. Russia extended the embargo to postal and transport links after the two countries fought a war in 2008 over a Georgian breakaway region. Flights were resumed in 2010.

To contact the reporters on this story: Stepan Kravchenko in Moscow at skravchenko@bloomberg.net; Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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