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EU4Business helps DCFTA Information Centre provide Georgian SMEs with knowledge of EU market requirements Later this month, the EU4Business project “SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia” will mark one year since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The MoU laid the groundwork for cooperation on development of the Chamber’s...
With the help of EU4Business and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the company representing AVIS car rentals in Georgia has turned around its business, transforming its web presence and more than doubling sales. AVIS was the first company to rent cars at airport locations, back in 1946 in Detroit. Today, visitors arriving at Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi international...
Agroland, a small processing factory in western Georgia, plays an important role in promoting locally grown agricultural products. The family-run business brings aromatic bay leaves from beautiful Georgian villages with sometimes hard-to-pronounce names to the kitchens of European and global consumers. “Our suppliers are mainly farmers from neighbouring villages,” says the owner, Aleksandre...
Memogram - EU4Business beneficiary, which offers an innovative photo shooting and printing service in Georgia
Most businesses in Georgia are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 94% of businesses and 43% of all jobs. Yet they contribute only 18% to the country’s GDP, meaning there is significant room for growth if ways are found to unlock and tap into their potential. Both the Georigan government and the European Union realise what is at stake, which is why the EU has set support for...
Hazelnut farmer
EBRD and EU help modernise Georgian businesses Georgia is home to more than 60,000 hazelnut growers. Its traditional cuisine abounds with recipes featuring the product, such as churchkhela , a popular nut and grape corner snack. For farmers and producers, bringing their produce to the table of Estonians, Danes and the Spanish is vital to continue to grow, create jobs and spur further economic...
Tea leaf.
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Geoplant, a tea-producing company in Georgia, expand into a one-stop-shop for the entire tea production process. Founded in 1996, “Geoplant” Ltd . is currently the largest tea-producing company in Georgia. The company owns tea plantations and primary factories...
Quality Standards ISO 9001
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped ASP-GEORGIA, an importer and retailer of cars, trucks, agricultural machinery and spare parts, implement a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards. The EBRD helped ASP-GEORGIA Ltd., an importer and retailer of cars, trucks,...
by Nina Tsintsadze The EBRD and the EU have helped a traditional brewery in Batumi, Georgia, upgrade its production and enhance quality to meet European standards. A beautiful seaside town with blue sky, a stony shore and surrounding mountains – over the past decade, the city of Batumi on Georgia ’s Black Sea coast has become a hotspot for travellers not only from neighbouring countries, but...
Medicine boost in Georgia
With funding from Sweden and the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped 23rd Policlinic of Treatment & Diagnostic Center LTD, a medical centre from Georgia, to receive ISO certification and expand operations. The EBRD helped 23rd Policlinic of Treatment & Diagnostic Centre LTD, a women-owned medical centre...
A woman sewing © EBRD
by Nina Tsintsadze With joint EBRD and EU credit line, Fashion House Materia tailored its business to meet EU standards “Materia” means fabric in Georgian, without doubt a winning name for a fashion house based in Tbilisi. The local brand offers its customers the premium clothing line Materiel and more affordable products under the Dots line. The company also works closely with the government of...