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Dobeles dzirnavnieks and international trade.

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Dobeles dzirnavnieks is one of the leading grain processors in the Baltics and the largest pasta producer in Northern Europe.

Key Info

  • Founded in: 1976
  • Headquarters: Dobele, Latvia
  • Employees: approx. 350
  • Annual turnover, 2020: €170m

Company profile

The company has grown rapidly during the last 10 years, opening new production facilities and expanding its product range through the creation of an organic grain full cycle production infrastructure. It modernized and developed its production processes, as well as its logistics and trade network and uses renewable energy for its operations.

Dobeles dzirnavnieks exports its products to more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.

How the EU-Japan trade agreement helps

Customers in Japan pay close attention to the fact that pasta is produced in the EU and that durum wheat from which pasta is produced is of EU origin, because under the EU trade agreement between the EU and Japan, they are exempt from customs duty.

The clear framework that the EU set for exporting is key to help our business to expand to new markets. Our sustainable production model and our advances in organic production offer a high growth potential for Dobeles dzirnavnieks inside and outside the EU.

Kristaps Amsils,
Chairman of the Board, AS Dobeles dzirnavnieks