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Armenian cheese is not competitive at foreign markets, director of the consulting fund "Hay Consult" Gagik Makaryan told journalists today.
He also added that the Armenian cheese cannot enter European markets because it does not have international certification. It is not in demand at the Russian market either because of its low quality. "The Armenian cheese is watery, whereas dry cheese is in demand. Let the Armenian cheese under the sun and you will see how it changes", - Makaryan said and added that transporting of cheese is very much expensive.
To recall, in September 2010 the government of Armenia allocated 7,2 mln drams to the Armenian Development Agency to show aid to the CJSC "Armenian cheese", the purpose of which was to form the machinery and marketing programmes which will stimulate export of the Armenian cheese under the support of the government.