A meeting of Georgia’s Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and representatives of the business sector will be held today upon the initiative of the Georgian Employers’ Association (GEA).
The Employers’ Association is launching a series of meetings titled ” Business dialogue with the government” which envisages regular meetings of the business sector with the government’s economic team. The meetings aim to discuss government programs and the issues that are important for business development through direct dialogue.
The first meeting will be held with the Ministry of Finance and will be attended by the Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri.
The meeting will focus on the macro-economic parameters (2014-2015); Georgia’s economic growth prospects; the national budget (spending part – 2014-2015); The role of government in the process of creating an attractive investment and business environment (tax code and changes)
Business has long been concerned about the lack of communication with the government.
Various business representatives have repeatedly talked about the lack of communication in their interviews with “Commersant”.
Recently, in an interview with “Commersant”, the tobacco importers have touched on the problem of the lack of communication with the government as well, who claimed that the authorities had to consult with importers regarding an increase in the excise tax on cigarettes.
Minister of Finance met with the Georgian business a year ago. Then, tax law and communication issues were the subject of discussion with the government.