EUGBC with the support of the European Union organized a Seminar in Tbilisi on the “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – Discussing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the trade with the EU”
EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the European Union organized a seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – Discussing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the trade with the EU”.
The seminar was held on 17 December, 2014 at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.
On this occasion EUGBC made the presentation of publication “Technical Barriers to Trade” (Authors: Kakha Gogolashvili and Nino Chokheli) prepared by EUGBC with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia. EUGBC expert Sophie Panjikidze also made presentation on “Standards concerning the Intellectual Property Rights under DCFTA”.
The seminar was welcomed by Zviad Chumburidze, EUGBC Secretary General; H.E. David Bakradze, State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration; Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and Boris Jaroshevich, Deputy Head of of the European Union Delegation to Georgia. Kakha Nadiradze, Head of Targeted Projects Department of Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency, also welcomed the auidience.
Seminar was attaended by Georgian SMEs and Mass Media representatives.
The goal of the seminar is to inform Georgian producers on important issues of accessing the EU market, such as:
- Tariff barriers in the trade with the EU;
- Mutual recognition agreements;
- Technical barriers in international trade: WTO and TBT agreements;
- EU requirements and implications for Georgia.
The seminar was free and open to public and all interested companies and individuals.