Twenty Italian companies, including the producers of fruit seedlings, fruit and vegetable processing machinery, abattoir equipment and agricultural machines and fittings, are taking part in the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, exhibiting at the Italian booth, spanning 420 square metres. Their presentation is organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) and supported by the Italian Embassy in Belgrade.
As a part of the promotional initiatives at the fair, ICE held a seminar on agricultural machinery in fruit growing on Thursday, 17th May, 2018, with the Italian companies and experts participating.
The excellent trade relations between Italy and Serbia, as evident from the available data on external trade which show Italy was the second biggest trade partner of Serbia in 2017, with a trade worth a total of EUR 3.9 billion, which is EUR 200 million higher relative to 2016, are especially noticeable in the food and agricultural sector. Italy is the biggest producer of olive oil and pasta and one of the leading EU countries in terms of wine production.
The cooperation between Italy and Serbia has been constantly growing at an institutional level as well. This April, the ministries of agriculture from the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the segment of phytosanitary control. Italy also supports Serbia’s accession efforts and the harmonization of the Serbian legal framework with the EU Acquis, in part thanks to the existence of two twinning projects in agriculture.
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