Georgia, Tbilisi, March 28 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The United States Chamber of Commerce is considering the issue of depriving Georgia of privileges.
The American side has received a petition from the United States Federation of Labour, criticising the labour legislation of Georgia and calling on the Chamber of Commerce to deprive the country of preferential permission for the import of goods to the United States at zero rates, Deputy Justice Minister Alexander Baramidze, who is currently in Washington told reporters on Thursday.
The American Federation of Labour highlights the incompatibility of the labour legislation of Georgia to international standards.
Baramidze admits that the existing labour code causes dissatisfaction amongst many international organizations and a new draft code has already been developed and will be presented to the American side today.
"I think that no serious objections will be made to the new code," he said.
Since 2001 Georgia enjoys trade preferences providing the import of Georgian products at zero rates to the United States.