ქართ | Eng

ISSN 2449-2396 (Print) | E ISSN 2449-2612 (Online)

DEVELOPMENT OF AGRO-FOOD TRADE BETWEEN POLAND AND GEORGIA IN TERMS OF DCFTA EU-GEORGIA

Author: MAŁGORZATA BUŁKWOSKA | Published: 2018-06-25 | Pages: 192-197

Full Text

Abstract

The EU signed the Association Agreements with between Poland and Georgia. From the Polish perspective,Georgia is not a significant trading partner. However, for many Polish companies, the Georgian market may be a part of the export diversification strategy, which aims to reduce their dependence on sales to EU Member States. It seems that there are further opportunities for the development of Polish food export to Georgia. Poland imports from Georgia mainly wine, nuts and fruits, which are complementary to the domestic production. It can be expected that GIs protection may bring benefits to Georgian producers of wine, for which demand in the EU, including Poland, is systematically growing. Georgia on 27 June 2014. Substantial part of this Agreement, mincluding the DCFTA sections are provisionally applied as of 1 September 2014. The agreements with Georgia have been ratified and officially entered into force in July 2016. Under the DCFTA, the EU and Georgia removed all their import duties on agricultural products. However, it seems that more important are non-tariff barriers in mutual trade because EU and Georgia had different approaches to food safety and different regulations. The purpose of this article is to assess the impact of DCFTA UE-Georgia on the development of agri-food trade 


Keywords

FTA, FOREIGN TRADE, AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS, POLAND, GEORGIA, EUROPEAN UNION


References

  1. Ambroziak Ł., 2017. Effect of the European Union-Ukraine free trade agreement on the Polish agri-food import from Ukraine,
  2. Studies and Works of the Faculty of Economics and Management University of Szczecin.
  3. Ambroziak Ł. Szczepaniak I., 2013. Monitoring and assessment of the competitiveness of Polish food producers (4) Competitive position, series Multi-Annual Programme 2011-2014, No 74, IAFE-NRI, Warsaw. 
  4. Bulkowska M., 2017. Free trade agreements between the EU and Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova and the competitiveness of Polish food producers, [in] ed. by. I. Szczepaniak, Competitiveness of Polish food producers and its determinants (3) , seriesMulti-Annual Programme 2015-2019, No 67, IAFE-NRI, Warsaw
  5. Michalewski T., 2015. Association agreements with the EU under the Eastern Partnership – selected issues, [in:] Sadowski M.(ed.) Studies on law, administration and political thought, University of Wrocław.
  6. Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences; http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/PL/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02012R0978-20160101&qid=1455871043509&from=PL
  7. Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States,of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part L 261/4
  8. WITS Comtrade database https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/neighbourhood/eastern-partnership_en (27.04.2018)

Globalization & Business European University European University European University mes.gov.ge erih plus mes.gov.ge EBSCO index copernicus Google Scholar Crossref Open Academic Journals Index Scientific Indexing Services International Scientific Indexing Daugavpils University