Georgian presidential spokesperson: Russia to remove restrictions off Georgian products
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.22 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Russia's membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO) means that the Russian side after certain time will be forced not only to remove restrictions off the Georgian products, but also to abolish now existing discriminatory measures against it, Georgian presidential spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze believes.
She said discriminatory norms set by Russia are often applied to the former Soviet Union countries. Despite this, at present, the Georgian side aims at mastering new markets, which are much more interesting for Georgian products.
As Manjgaladze stressed, the country's relevant authorities are already working on this matter.
"Focusing on new markets and quality of Georgian products, sent for export, are the main priority of our country. Opening of the Institute of Wine serves to this purpose," Manjgaladze said at a press briefing on Tuesday.
Russia and Georgia during the talks in Geneva agreed on a compromise version of the agreement on Russia's WTO membership, developed through Switzerland's mediation. The document particularly envisages placing international observers, who will control passage of goods, at the checkpoints along Georgia's border in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Monitoring will be carried out by companies to be provided with modern equipment and efficient mechanism for information exchange. Also a mechanism for dealing with disputes between the parties is envisaged.