Georgia and the United States (US) will work actively on launching a free trade agreement in 2019, says Georgian Economy Minister Giorgi Kobulia.
We are going to work very actively on this in 2019. During the working process we will have consultations with the US government as well as business representatives. This process will raise awareness of Georgia among the US business society. When the deal will be signed it will be an important positive message to US investors and business society and also will be a basis for attracting more investments from [the US]”, Kobulia said.
Kobulia said that a free trade deal with US would increase US investments to Georgia by 20-30%.
We are glad that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill that supports Georgia and also includes the signing of a free trade deal with the US”, said Kobulia.
The bill that was passed today urges US trade representative to take genuine steps regarding the launch on free-trade talks with Georgia.