Georgia improves positions in Global Enabling Trade Report 2016

About 577,600 people were employed in Georgian businesses in Q1 2016, said Geostat. Photo by N. Alavidze/, 04 Dec 2016 - 17:02, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has improved its position in the Global Enabling Trade Report 2016.

In the newest report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, Georgia ranked 41st among the 136 nations surveyed. This was an improvement of five places compared to the last report in 2014 where Georgia held 46th place.

The report featured the Enabling Trade Index (ETI), which assessed the performance of 136 economies on domestic and foreign market access; border administration; transport and digital infrastructure; transport services; and operating environment.

Produced every two years, the report is a benchmark for leaders looking to boost growth and development through trade.

Here are Georgia’s positions in 2014 and now.

Foreign market access:

  • In 2014 - 63rd place
  • In 2016 - 33rd place

Efficiency and transparency of border administration:

  • In 2014 - 41st place
  • In 2016 - 39th place

Availability and quality of transport services:

  • In 2014 - 101st place
  • In 2016 - 98th place

Availability and use of information and communication technologies:

  • In 2014 - 70th place
  • In 2016 - 65th place

Operating environment:

  • In 2014 - 50th place
  • In 2016 - 33rd place