Economic Diplomacy in Georgia: Existing Practice and Future Prospects

Economic Diplomacy in Georgia: Existing Practice and Future Prospects

27-Feb-2019
The purposes of this policy paper are to present the priorities of the Government of Georgia (GoG) in economic diplomacy, to map economic diplomacy institutions, and to describe their functions. It also aims to present practical cases of conducting economic diplomacy. Case studies of selected…
The Belt and Road Initiative in the South Caucasus Region

The Belt and Road Initiative in the South Caucasus Region

22-Feb-2019
The aim of the project is to study the impact of the BRI on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) and ascertain how these countries individually and through regional cooperative efforts can maximize the benefits of the BRI and manage any…
Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi

Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi

06-Mar-2018
This study compares the following four alternatives: keeping the status quo (Option 1); the 2009 Tbilisi Railway Bypass Project (Option 2); a city tunnel from Navtlughi district to Didube district (Option 3); and retaining the city’s main railway line and central station, but relocating all…
Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018
This paper has identified a clear interconnection between the BRI and Georgia’s economic development strategy in terms of infrastructure development and trade facilitation. Furthermore, this paper has suggested that Georgia could leverage the advantages of its trade agreements (DCFTA with the EU; FTA with China)…
Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

29-Nov-2016
Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) exempted traders from union member countries from paying value added tax (VAT) and excise tax, thus putting Georgian traders in a disadvantaged position and breaking the main principles of the FTA between Georgia and Armenia.
Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities

Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities

14-Nov-2016
The research aimed to assess the effects of this FTA on the Georgian economy, thereby enabling policy makers to limit possible negative effects and maximize benefits.
Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets: Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets: Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

04-Oct-2016
The paper attempts to analyse possibilities for energy transit from Iran to Georgia and further to the Western markets that have recently opened to energy supplies from Iran as international sanctions have been lifted. Iran, estimated to be the world's fourth-largest country by proven oil…
Joint Feasibility Study on China-Georgia Possible Free Trade Agreement

Joint Feasibility Study on China-Georgia Possible Free Trade Agreement

07-Aug-2015
The study showed that a free trade agreement between Georgia and China has great potential. Georgia’s export to China would increase by 9% approximately, in the short-term period including significant growth of wine exports (28.5%) and non-alcoholic drinks (36.7%). On the other hand...