First meeting of AA/DCFTA working group

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the European Union, started a new project and organized a first meeting of AA/DCFTA working group. The meeting was held on June 9, 2016, at the Head office of TBC Bank (Marjanishvili st. № 7, Tbilisi). The DCFTA Working Group aims establishment of Structured Dialogue between the business sector and the Georgian Government on AA/DCFTA issues.

The above mentioned meeting was mainly focused on Harmonization of Technical regulations and Standards. At the meeting took part field experts, representatives SME’s and Business associations , Officials from respective Georgian Ministries and Authorities, including representatives from “Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology”; “Georgia National Agency for Standards and Metrology” and “Unified National Body of Accreditation Center”).

Two more DCFTA working group meetings are going to held in July and in September, 2016. Afterwords EUGBC’s new project will continue in different regions of Georgia.

Please see file attached on Gradual Harmonization of Technical Regulations and Standards with EU Standards in English and  in Georgian languages, prepared by Kakha Gogolashvili (Director of the Centre of EU Studies at Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) ) and Nino Chokheli ( Capacity Strengthening Component Lead, USAID Project Governing G4G ).

Please see as well minutes of the meeting in English and in Georgian languages.