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Why Difficult to Connect Israel to Southern Gas Corridor?

Why Difficult to Connect Israel to Southern Gas Corridor?

The practicalities and specifically, the infrastructure needs of connecting Israeli gas to the Southern Gas Corridor will make it difficult to accomplish, Agnia Grigas, energy and political risks expert, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Trend Oct.17. Earlier, Cemil Ertem, advisor to the Turkish president, said that Turkey …

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Fate of Georgian Wines – Russia to Increase Wine Imports Tax

WINE, Russia TAX

Georgian wine exports to the Russian Federation may decline. Higher taxes will create problems to distributors  and producers. It is not known when exactly the new rate will come into force, but the working process was intensified in this direction. Russia plans to double excise tax on wines. Ministry of …

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Practical Guide to Wine Tourism in the Georgia: UNWTO Lessons

Practical Guide to Wine Tourism in the Republic of Georgia: UNWTO Lessons

Sue and I  recently returned from the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) first Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Tbilisi, Georgia and we are still processing the experience. One interesting feature of the conference is that the sessions weren’t confined to the usual convention center or hotel ballroom locations. …

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Government Refrains from Unveiling Details about POTI FIZ Deal

Government Refrains from Unveiling Details about POTI FIZ Deal

Government of Georgia does not unveil details of the agreement with RAS Al Khaimah Investment Authority, under which a 85% stake in Poti free industrial zone has been transmitted to Authorities of Georgia. The Ministry does not know whether the state-owned stake in FIZ will be sold. Ministry of Economy of …

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Italian SACE to Take Active Steps on Georgian Finance Market

Italian SACE to Take Active Steps on Georgian Finance Market

Natia Turnava, deputy executive director of the Partnership Fund, has hosted representatives of SACE, the exports-crediting state agency of Italy offering financial and insurance services to private companies. At the meeting the parties discussed bilateral cooperation issues and outlined measures for promoting cooperation between Georgian and Italian private business sectors. …

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Georgia Sets Preferential Tariff on Kazakh Cargo Transit

Georgia Sets Preferential Tariff on Kazakh Cargo Transit

Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have reached agreement on preferential tariffs for Kazakh cargo transit in the TransCaspian corridor. The agreement was reached at the meeting of TransCaspian International Transport Route Coordination Committee in Astana. A part of Kazakh export cargo, including cereals, oil products and nonferrous metals will enjoy preferential tariffs …

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Georgia Gets Green Light for EU Visa-Free Travel

Georgia Gets Green Light for EU Visa-Free Travel

EU states have agreed to grant Georgian nationals visa-free travel to the Schengen zone, once new safeguards are in place to suspend the deal in case of abuse. “The council takes the view that the entry into force of visa liberalisation for Georgia should be at the same time as …

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