The Serbian Minister of Agriculture has announced that the export of apples from Serbia to India would begin this week. He said that the first containers would be sent to ports in India by which the country can sample the quality of Serbian apples. The Minister said that it was important for new markets to keep opening. He pointed out that, in the previous two years, thanks to the cooperation with the Customs Administration and the Tax Administration, there had not been any problems with shipments being returned due to an inadequate quality of goods.
Previously, the export to Russia could have been jeopardised, but trade remained stable. Due to sound cooperation between the competent authorities and agencies from Serbia and the Russian Federation, all shipments have been adequately monitored thanks to digital systems. The Minister also said that there had been a great demand for plums and raspberries in 2020 and underlined that 2020 was a record-setting year in farming in general, with corn yields being 30% higher compared to a ten-year average. As he said, the yields had been breaking records for three years in a row and that they reached yields of 10 metric tons/hectare in certain places and that the price was at an all-time high.