The government plans to provide subsidized import restriction.
According to Zurab Tkemaladze, Chairman of the Sector Economy Committee, one of the reasons forthe above-mentioned initiative was 30% subsidy of agricultural products in Turkey that allows Georgiato import products from this country at a lower price.
Tkemaladze claims that the new regulations will notviolate the WTO rules and will not cause discontent among the trade partner countries.
When asked whether restrictions on imports will lead to the shortage of products or price rises, in Tkemaladze’s opinion it is not expected, since there are areas in Georgia, which are able to meet the demand of the Georgian population.
Trade rules and trade principle envisage equal conditions for both local entrepreneurs, local farmers and farmers working abroad, ” – the Chairman of the Sector Economy Committee of the Parliament, Zurab Tkemaladze notes.