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Evaluating Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program’s Impact on Local Community Development

26-Mar-2020

Evaluating Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program’s Impact on Local Community Development

PMCG, together with PMC Research, recently launched a new project, aiming to assess Peace Corps Georgia’s Small Projects Assistance (SPA) program.The SPA program is a collaboration between USAID and Peace Corps Georgia, which has been running for nine years already, sup...

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Promoting Rural Economic Development in Georgia

20-Mar-2020

Promoting Rural Economic Development in Georgia

PMC Research recently launched a new project with the purpose of advancing the agricultural sector and rural SMEs in Georgia by enhancing their economic opportunities.More specifically, the project aims to identify which of the interventions of the Savings Banks Foundat...

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Conducting Evaluation to Enhance Rural Development in Keda Municipality

20-Mar-2020

Conducting Evaluation to Enhance Rural Development in Keda Municipality

We recently started working on a new project the aim of which is to assess the performance of the local action group (LAG) and LEADER process in Keda municipality. The Keda LAG was established as part of the project entitled “Optimizing the Potential of Local Assets for...

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Trainings to Support Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA)

16-Mar-2020

Trainings to Support Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA)

On March 11-12, a two-day training entitled “Border Control Procedures for Food/Feed of Non-Animal Origin” was staged for the Revenue Service of Georgia.The general objective of the training was to increase the compliance of Georgian legislation with EU norms related to...

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Expanding Our Activities in the Information Technology Sphere

13-Mar-2020

Expanding Our Activities in the Information Technology Sphere

We recently signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation with United Global Technology (UGT), an IT company with more than 20 years of experience, in order to actively introduce, develop and promote Georgian IT expertise on international markets.Serving more than 300 compa...

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Supporting the Peace Fund for Better Future to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

12-Mar-2020

Supporting the Peace Fund for Better Future to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

We recently launched a new project, the purpose of which is to create a robust operating and organizational foundation for the Peace Fund – a recently-established membership-based not-for-profit legal entity under the Government of Georgia’s peace initiative “A Step to ...

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Analyzing the Potential of Solar Energy Production on Enguri Reservoir

12-Mar-2020

Analyzing the Potential of Solar Energy Production on Enguri Reservoir

We recently started working on a new study with the purpose of assessing the viability of introducing new renewable energy production in Georgia.More specifically, we will examine the feasibility of developing a 50MW floating photovoltaic (PV) plant on the surface of En...

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New Study to Boost Economic Opportunities in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

06-Mar-2020

New Study to Boost Economic Opportunities in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

PMC Research recently started working on a new study aiming to introduce more economic opportunities, especially for women and vulnerable people, in deprived rural areas of Georgia.More specifically, the study will examine organic agricultural products and the rural tou...

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Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan

27-Feb-2020

Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan

We recently started a project entitled “Evaluation of Support to Civil Society and Media in Jordan,” the aim of which is to conduct a final evaluation of the support given by the EU to civil society and media in Jordan and related projects in this regard.   The...

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Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

13-Feb-2020

Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

From July 2019 to January 2020, business management and marketing trainings were held for beneficiaries of the first rural development grant competition at the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) Khulo office.   The pu...

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Hotel Price Index ( February, 2020 )

13-Mar-2020

Hotel Price Index ( February, 2020 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 115 GEL per night in February 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 184 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 66 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index ( January, 2020 )

06-Mar-2020

Hotel Price Index ( January, 2020 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 136 GEL per night in January 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 219 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 75 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

27-Jan-2020

Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 140 GEL per night in December 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 213 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 69 GEL per night.  

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Call for Experts under FWC Lot 3: Trade and Market Access

28-Feb-2020

 

PMCG is calling for Experts under FWC Lot 3: Trade and Market Access


Position:

Experts under FWC Lot 3: Trade and Market Access

Place of the   assignment:

Worldwide

Work Schedule: Part-time
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2022
Working Language: English
   

 

 

PMCG is a member of EU Framework Contract Lot 3: TRADE AND MARKET ACCESS, a consortium led by GOPA Consultants. Over the lifetime of the Framework Contract (2 years renewable), we will receive various requests for services for short- and medium-term assignments on a wide range of trade-related topics. Each request will include detailed ToR of the specific requirements. However, kindly note that each request for services will be subject to a competitive procedure, so we cannot guarantee your engagement at this time.


The overall objective of the FWC Lot 3 is to contribute to improved market access for EU companies in third countries through increasing business and trading opportunities for EU companies in third countries, ensuring proper enforcement and implementation of trade and investment agreements and supporting market access activities to ensure the removal of trade and investment barriers for EU business.

 

 

In order to achieve the above mentioned objectives, the following activities and tasks will need to be performed under this framework contract:

 

** Legal Analysis and advice, both for the analysis of third country legislation, implementing measures and practices and market access cases, as well as potential dispute settlement cases.
** Fact finding for the preparation of dispute settlement, market access and trade defence cases.
** Provide technical support, fact-finding and analysis of economic partnership and free trade agreement during the negociations.
** Expertise in support of EU Delegations coordinating Market Access Teams, including strenghthening and facilitating local EU-wide business structures by providing information and advocacy, for example, to remove trade and investment obstacles.
** Translations (both from and into language of partner country), especially of existing or draft legislative documents, standards, communication material.
** Collection and analysis of statistics and data.
** Provide technical support and expertise for partner countries to implement reforms linked to provisions in trade and investment agreements (e.g. technical regulations and standards, customs, environmental and labour laws, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development provisions, competition policy).
** Assistance to monitoring the proper implementation of trade and investment agreements, including the provision of unilateral preferences and support for addressing disputes.
** Monitoring of the business environment in partner countries, including existing and planned lesgislation and standards.
** Organisation of expert seminars and workshops, in particular linked to the preparation, negotiation or implementation of trade and investment agreements and the removal of market access barriers, with a particular focus on the content of the event.
** Promotion of trade and investment agreements to ensure that economic operators take full advantage of them. This will include targeted communication activities (publications, videos, social media), conferences and stakeholder event, trainings of government officials.
** Provision of business relevant information through specific communication channels and media.

 

 

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The expertise may cover any of the following sectors:


** customs and trade facilitation,
** import formalities and requirements,
** non-tariff barriers (NTBs),
** technical-barriers to trade (TBTs),
** investment,
** services, including financial services, transport services
** rules of origin and origin procedures,
** intellectual property rights,
** public procurement,
** corporate social responsibility, gender and labour rights
** sustainable development and environment,
** sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures,
** agriculture and fisheries,
** competition policy, including state owned enterprises, monopolies, and enterprises granted special rights or privileges,
** anti-fraud;
** energy and raw material,
** telecommunications,
** electronic commerce
** Proceedings and expertise linked to WTO dispute settlements and trade defence instruments
** Identification and efforts to remove market access barriers in third countries
** Advocacy with third country governments and civil society organisations
** Taxation issues

The expertise may also cover any geographic area in the world, particularly the following countries:

Australia, Canada, China, China-Hong Kong, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil.




Other information:

In case of your interest please send your CV in EuropeAid format to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




 




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