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July 19, 2021

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politics

    THE EC PRESIDENT, PRESIDENTS OF UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA TOOK PART IN BATUMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    The international conference titled “Enduring Power of Attraction – When the EU Makes Difference” was held today in Batumi. The one-day event was attended by President of the European Council Charles Michel, as well as by President of Ukraine Volodimir Zelensky and President of Moldova Maia Sandu.


economics

    IN 6 MONTHS, GEORGIA EXPORT TO THE EU DECREASED BY 4.9% Y-O-Y, WHILE IMPORT FROM THE EU INCREASED BY 16.7%

    Sakstat reported that Georgia’s export to the EU countries amounted in 6 months to $321.3 million, decreasing by 4.9% compared with the same period of 2020. In Georgia’s total export, the EU countries accounted for 17%.


    IN 6 MONTHS, GEORGIA EXPORT TO THE CIS INCREASED BY 33.3% Y-O-Y, WHILE IMPORT FROM THE CIS – BY 15.7%

    Sakstat reported that Georgia’s export to the CIS countries amounted in 6 months to $866.5 million, increasing by 33.3% compared with the same period of 2020. In Georgia’s total export, the CIS countries accounted for 46%.


    FINANCE MINISTRY: DECISION REGARDING CASINOS IS ONE-TIME AND APPLIES TO PERMIT FEE FOR ONE YEAR ONLY

    Georgian government decided to halve permit fee for casinos, operating in Tbilisi, which have obtained a permit this year, and make it 2.5 million lari instead of regular 5 million lari.

    The Finance Ministry specified that this decision is one-time and applies to the permit fee for one year only (permit is issued to casinos for 5 years).


    REVENUE SERVICE: “BOOKING.COM” WILL CALCULATE VAT FROM SUM THAT CUSTOMERS PAY FOR THE WEB SITE’S SERVICES, AND NOT FROM INCOME FROM RENTING APARTMENTS

    Georgian Finance Ministry’s Revenue Service declared that entities, which are established abroad and/or do not have fixed institution in Georgia and at the same time provide digital services on the territory of Georgia, became obliged to pay VAT to the budget of Georgia since July 1.

    Foreign entity, including booking.com, becomes liable to taxation only in part of provision of services to non-entrepreneurial private individual residing on the territory of Georgia, the Service noted.


    PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE TO STUDY SITUATION IN TOURISM SECTOR IN THE POST-CRISIS PERIOD

    Georgian Parliament reported that its Committee on Branch Economy and Economic Policy is launching a mission-orientated research “Tourism Sector’s Updated Strategy in the Post-Crisis Period and its Economic Results”. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the Committee.


    EBRD PLACED BONDS OF 157M LARI THROUGH “TBC CAPITAL”

    EBRD placed bonds of 157 million lari through TBC Capital. As TBC Capital indicated, bonds with maturity of 18 months were fully acquired by TBC Bank.


    REHABILITATION OF WATER DISTRIBUTOR AT TIRIPONI IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN GORI MUNICIPALITY COMPLETED

    State LLC Georgian Melioration completed rehabilitation of water distributor at Tiriponi irrigation system in Gori municipality (Shida Kartli region).

    According to Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, cost of the project made up 1.24 million lari.


society

    PANAMANIAN-REGISTERED VESSEL FINED FOR POLLUTING GEORGIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS

    Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture reported that Environmental Supervision Department and Border Police revealed the fact of contamination of the territorial waters of Georgia by a Panamanian-registered vessel. In particular, this vessel has poured out oil products into the sea, the Ministry specified.


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