The China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement came into effect on January 1, 2018

The "Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Georgia" (The China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement) came into effect on January 1, 2018. According to the China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement, China's steel enterprises can enjoy preferential tariff treatment in Georgia by virtue of the preferential certificate of origin of the China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement.

It is learned that the China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement started negotiations in December 2015 and was formally signed on May 13, 2017. It is the first free trade agreement that China initiated and reached after the "The Belt and Road" was put forward. After the China-Georgia Free Trade Agreement came into effect, Georgia imposed zero tariffs on 96.5% of China's products. The covered trade in commodities covered about 99.6% of Georgia's total imports from China. China imposed zero tariffs on 93.9% of Georgia's products.

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