About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 11:55 - 28 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia, Georgia WTO Talks Planned for Oct.20
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Oct.'11 / 18:13

Georgian and Russian officials will meet for a next round of the Swiss-mediated talks over Moscow’s WTO entry terms on October 20 in Geneva, a Georgian negotiator said.

There has not been a progress in previous rounds of talks as Russia refuses to accept mechanisms to secure “full transparency” of trade across the disputed borders, Sergi Kapanadze, Georgia’s deputy foreign minister, told Civil.ge on Saturday.

He said Russia wanted to allow monitoring of only those goods, which might be imported from Russia into Georgia via breakaway regions, but not of those goods whose final destinations are located inside the breakaway regions.

Interfax news agency reported on October 14, quoting Russian chief negotiator on WTO, Maksim Medvedkov, that informal meeting of the WTO working group was scheduled for October 26-27 and final formal session of the working group was expected for November 10.

Negotiations on the accession of a new member to WTO are held within a working group, uniting countries that have unsettled trade issues with a candidate country. The Swiss-mediated negotiation between Russia and Georgia are held separately.

Kapanadze said without a deal with Georgia the working group on Russia’s WTO accession would not be able to formally meet to approve the draft accession document, a voluminous report detailing conditions for joining the organization.

RELATED
Latest News
28 May.'16 11:55
Venice Commission Opinion on Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Proposed increase of quorum is “excessive” and should be removed, CoE’s advisory body said.
28 May.'16 10:31
Gali IPRM Meetings Resume, After a Break of Four Years
Khurcha fatal shooting topped the agenda of the meeting on May 27.
27 May.'16 17:39
MPs Debate Constitutional Ban of Same-Sex Marriage
It remains unclear when, or if the bill will be put on vote.
26 May.'16 20:27
Tskhinvali Postpones Referendum on Joining Russia to 2017
Breakaway region’s leader was proposing holding of referendum this summer.
26 May.'16 17:53
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Georgian, U.S., UK troops fresh from joint drills marched in ceremony marking Independence Day.
25 May.'16 16:09
UNM Boycotts Parliament Sittings in Protest Over Kortskheli Violence
UNM MPs said they will not attend sessions unless perpetrators of attack are held accountable.
25 May.'16 12:39
Venice Commission Looking into Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Commission’s opinion is expected on Friday, Georgian President’s adviser said.
25 May.'16 11:53
Police Question Men Involved in Kortskheli Violence, But No Charges Filed
Six men involved in the attack against UNM leaders were questioned without being charged.
25 May.'16 09:27
Kerry Congratulates Georgia on Independence Day
“We see Georgia as a leading example of democratic progress in the region,” Kerry said.
24 May.'16 15:05
Interior Minister Comments on Kortskheli Violent Incident
Police plan to ask the court to issue arrest warrants, the Interior Minister said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
52