2nd phase of DCFTA Local Advisory Council in Mtskheta

on 02 Oct : 15:44

On September 25, 2018, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a Local Advisory Council (LAC) in Mtskheta. Participants of the LAC included representatives of local civil society organizations (CSOs), SMEs and public officials of local Mayors’ offices and Sakrebulos’ of different municipalities from Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.    

The LAC was organized in two sessions. During the first session, meeting facilitator presented  identified challenges and recommendations from the sub-economic sectors for the region, which have the export potential to the EU single market (bee-keeping, producing of dry fruits and handi craft).  Within the second session, LAC participants discussed the major problems SMEs are facing in producing of Non-timber forest products and Fishing. SMEs shared experienced how they managed to get BIO certification and what are benefits of producing organic products. The identified challenges and recommendations will be presented in the Central Advisory Council to be held on October 30 in Tbilisi.