U.S. Embassy celebrates Economic Leadership Day (April 16)


On April 16, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Economic Leadership Day, Ambassador Richard Norland and the U.S. Embassy economic team hosted a panel discussion on implementation of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCTA) agreement.  The panel featured Mr. Antonio Lo Parco, Attache of the EU Trade Affairs Delegation to Georgia, and Ms. Mariam Gabunia, Deputy Head of Department for Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.  Panel members discussed the implications, benefits, and challenges of the DCFTA as well as its strategic importance related to Georgia’s overall Euro-Atlantic integration trajectory.