EFTA and Georgia convene for first Joint Committee meeting

Published 29-09-2014
The Committee established under the EFTA-Georgia Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) held its inaugural meeting on 29 September 2014 in Geneva.

The JDC between the EFTA States and Georgia was signed in June 2012. On the occasion of the first meeting of the Joint Committee under that instrument, delegations reviewed developments in bilateral trade, exchanged information on activities in the field of preferential trade and discussed potential areas for closer economic cooperation under the JDC.

In the Joint Committee, the EFTA delegation was headed by Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland, while Mr Genadi Arveladze, Head of the Department of Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations of Georgia, led the Georgian side.

In 2013, EFTA-Georgia merchandise trade (imports and exports) amounted to USD 65.7 million.

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