Issue 2, 2011, April-May. Magazine Investor.ge
Sule Oktenay Akyuz Senior International Trade Lawyer at Arent Fox Law Firm, in Washington DC,U.S., Mikheil Gogeshvili Senior Lawyer at MKD
United States represents an important, 6th largest business and trade partner with Georgia. In 2010, gross trade turnover between the two countries reached $353.9 million.
The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world, provides preferential duty-free treatment for over 4,800 products from 131 designated beneficiary countries and territories, including Georgia - a GSP member since 2001. The duty advantage varies for each product but it can be up to 15 percent.
Issue 6, 2010, December-January, Magazine Investor.ge
David Archvadze, Senior Lawyer MKD, analysis the Georgian government’s policy toward regulation before and after the Rose Revolution.
It is well known that a country’s ability to regulate its economy is key to its development. Regulation implies different types of consents, authorizations, licenses, permits, and certificates which are established by the laws of Georgia -- as well as different and more or less complicated standards and technical regulation, strict sanitary-hygienic requirements, and state control and supervisory bodies.
Issue 3, 2010, June-July. Magazine Investor.ge
Mikheil Gogeshvili, Senior Lawyer MKD
In light of recent reforms that affect the registration of immovable property in Georgia, MKD has prepared a brief overview of the National Agency of the Public Registry.
Issue 2, 2010, April-May, Magazine Investor.ge
Natalia Babakishvili and Anna Tabidze, Lawyers MKD,analyzes the new legislation and regulation of imports of pharmaceutical products.
Over the past several months, the Georgian government has amended the country’s laws regulating pharmaceutical products and sales. There are many reasons for the changes, including the government’s stated policy to insure an open market for competition, simplifying imports of high quality products and reducing market prices.
Issue 1, 2010, February-March, Magazine Investor.ge
A report prepared by Irakli Sokolovski, Lawyer MKD, outlines possible solutions to a potential problem.
In 2008 Georgia passed a set of legislative acts concerning the establishment of Free Industrial Zones (the “FIZ”) within Georgia’s territory. For Georgia, the introduction of FIZ legislation has both policy and infrastructure rationale: FIZ is perceived as an instrument to promote economic growth, enhance industrial competitiveness and attract foreign direct investment.
January, 2010. Bulletin DP@CIS, issue 1. Irakli Sokolovski, Lawyer MKD
It is almost two decades since Georgia has undertaken the revolutionary steps aiming the fundamental reforms of Georgian legislation and its compliance with the newly emerged tendencies. Legislative measures have concerned almost all vital spheres of social, economical and political life. However, the said is not true for the issue of data protection. It seems that business or ethical rationale behind the comprehensive scheme of data protection is not well understood yet in Georgia.