Sandler Trade LLC’s continued work with the Embassy of Kosovo in Washington D.C. has gleaned yet another breakthrough for the young country. Following the innovative live Twitter tasting of five of Kosovo’s wines, Sandler Trade LLC has further expanded Kosovo’s export potential to the U.S. by working with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) – an organizational unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to give a number of Kosovo fruit and vegetable exports permit-free access to the U.S. market. These include mushrooms, pomegranate, ginger, garlic and coconut. In addition, Kosovo is allowed to export to the U.S. certain products that are eligible from Serbia, including peanuts, strawberries, corn and yam. A full list of eligible exports can be viewed here: https://epermits.aphis.usda.gov/manual/index.cfm?action=countrySummCommPI®ION_ID.
Last Friday, August 5, Jason Margolis of Public Radio International (PRI) interviewed Sandler Trade LLC at the BBC studios in Washington D.C. During the interview, Marideth Sandler analyzed the 2011 exports to and imports from the Middle East (particularly Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria) and discussed impacts caused by the current lapse of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). We will let you know the program’s air date expected later this month.