Georgia intends to continue reforms in improving business regulation
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 29 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
A two-day conference on improving the regional business environment opened today at the Radisson Hotel in Tbilisi.
The event is organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank and the Georgian government. The conference will bring together about 100 delegates, including senior officials from 30 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The meeting aims to exchange experience in terms of holding reforms, and to study the features of planning and holding successful reforms. Topics for discussion include the "single-window" principle when licensing businesses, contributions to the development of trade, tax administration and strengthening the rights of creditors.
As Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri said at the event, the Georgian government is pleased to hold the conference in cooperation with the IFC and the WB.
According to the PM, Georgia ranks first among countries worldwide in terms of efforts to improve business regulation over the past five years.
"We hope that the conference participants will adopt our experience in holding reforms," he added. "And we want to learn from the experiences of others, too, as we continue reforms. We want the country to be the best in the world in terms of business activities."
The conference participants will visit the Georgian National Agency of Public Registry and the Interior Ministry's Service Center to study the results of Georgian reforms. They will also get familiarized with the process of tax administration and the "single-window" principle in issuing construction permits.