Results of Completion of Ukraine’s Trade Mission to Georgia

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Results of Completion of Ukraine’s Trade Mission to Georgia

At the end of July, the "Ukrainian Business and Trade Association" trade mission to Georgia was completed. This was reported by the press service of the association

In the summer of 2021, the mission was supported by the Ministry of economy of Ukraine, the Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine, with the assistance of the embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, the Office for entrepreneurship and export development, and the Center for international business communications.

The visit lasted five days. During this time, the delegation visited three key cities — the capitals of Tbilisi, Batumi, and the port of Poti.

Why Georgia?

  • Georgia's potential provides opportunities to facilitate trade and increase trade flows in the Mediterranean region;
  • doing business with both local representatives and non-residents of the country;
  • Georgia's taxation system is an additional incentive.

"Georgia has changed in recent years. The country is actively modernizing its transport and logistics infrastructure with a view to attracting goods from the east, actively attracting investment from China. I believe that we in Ukraine have no right to ignore this economic trend. Cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia will only intensify. Now we have good dynamics: the growth of exports over the past five months by 21% and imports by 65%," commented Vladyslava Magaletska, head of the state service of Ukraine for food safety and consumer protection on her Facebook page.

Let's recall that the mission to Georgia was aimed at strengthening the already close international partnership between the two countries. The rich program of the visit guaranteed the participating companies the opportunity to discover the potential of each country in the context of business, new opportunities for development, and networking.

Among the results of the Mission are the following:

  • Georgia's national food agency has announced its intention to positively promote the approval of a bilateral veterinary certificate for poultry meat in the near future;
  • the Ministry of economy and sustainable development of Georgia has confirmed its readiness to expand the range of Ukrainian goods to be presented in Georgia;
  • the Georgian chamber of commerce and industry is interested in improving the technical education of both countries;
  • it was agreed to hold online meetings on digitization, in order to explore best practices of digital transformation in the field of standardization and metrology;
  • the chamber of commerce and industry of the Republic of Adjara has confirmed its intention to strengthen and establish new business contacts with business representatives;
  • in the seaport of Poti, representatives of Georgia offered their support in case of logistical problems and assistance in negotiations with international carriers.
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