The declaration on the completion of the study on a free trade agreement was signed by Georgian deputy economy minister Genadi Arveladze and Gi Wook Young, director general on free trade agreements of Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, earlier today in Seoul.
According to the ministry of economy, a positive impact of the deal on the economic welfare of both countries has been confirmed by a joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement between Georgia and South Korea.
The signing of the declaration on the completion of the study on a free trade agreement by Georgian deputy economy minister Genadi Arveladze and Gi Wook Young, director general of Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, led to the conclusion.
Implementation of “relevant internal state procedures as soon as possible” to start negotiations on the actual agreement, with the first round of talks planned for 2023 was accepted by the both parties.
According to Georgia’s economy ministry, the Korean market of 50 million consumers “with high purchasing power” would be opened to Georgian exporting companies by the agreement.
Strengthening trade and economic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Korea will be boosted by the free trade agreement between the two countries. According to the state body, the expansion of trade and investment will be facilitated by the agreement and a comprehensive institutional framework for a wide range of bilateral cooperation will be provided.
Negotiations on an agreement on promotion and protection of investment between the countries were also held by Arveladze.