Competition is an essential element in the functioning of a market economy as without an effective competition framework the process of liberalization and deregulation cannot succeed.
Moreover, there is a great need to strengthen the effectiveness of the organizations involved in the implementation and enforcement of competition policy and to create the necessary conditions for systematic cooperation between the government, the agency, sector regulators, business operators and civil society as a whole in the process of related reforms.
With this in mind, PMCG has been subcontracted by Business and Strategies Europe for the EU-funded project – Support to the Georgian Competition Agency – to improve the professional ability of staff to deal with rules and norms governing competition in Georgia and a wide range of related market issues. The project is being implemented under the framework of the EU-funded program – Support to EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The collaboration is focused on assisting the Competition Agency to run its affairs in a more effective way and to build its credibility among citizens, by supporting a stable business and investment climate, which will help to boost trade, to attract foreign investments, and to generate economic benefits for the market participants and the Georgian population.