EUGBC seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA” was held in Gori

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the European Union organized a seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA”. 

The seminar was held on February 5, 2015, at the Gori Municipality (Gori).

EUGBC Secretary General Zviad Chumburidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze and the Mayor of the City Municipality of Gori Zurab Djirkvelishvili welcomed the seminar participants.

During the seminar Lali Chkheidze from Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency (ACDA) spoke about the importance of the development of agriculture in Georgia.

On this occasion EUGBC presented the leaflets on food hygiene, food labelling requirements and competition (Authors: Lia Todua, Natia Kutivadze, Ketevan Lapachi) prepared by EUGBC with the support of the European Union.

The goal of the seminar was to inform Georgian producers on important issues relating to DCFTA and accessing the EU market, such as:

  • Tariff barriers in the trade with the EU;
  • Mutual recognition agreements;
  • Expected DCFTA-induced changes of the food hygiene and food labelling requirements in Georgia;
  • Institutional Framework for Competition Regulation in Georgia;
  • EU requirements and implications for Georgia.

The seminar was free and open to public and all the interested companies and individuals were welcomed to attend.