“There are certain risks that
the anti-dumping law, which is planned to be adopted in the near future, will
be implemented. The law can be adopted
but remain on paper, ” Levan Silagava, head of the Georgian Producers' Federation, says.
According to Silagava, after
the law is passed, its implementation should be very strictly controlled by
both the government, public organizations and the media - the law should not be
used to harm the country and business.
As reported, price control will
be carried out by the Competition
In the words of the head of the Producers' Federation, all sectors of the economy and business
associations were involved in the discussion of anti-dumping law.
“There have always been
many questions, in particular, whether the anti-dumping legislation will reduce imports?
I can say that the draft law takes into account the interests of both local
producers and importers, ” he points out.
In particular, the draft
law provides for a lot of filters that prevent illegal restrictions on the
activities of importers.
general, the document provides many mechanisms to protect importers. In the
period of the investigation, the
importer can keep working using temporary tariffs, and if the dumping charges are
not confirmed, the tariffs will be abolished,” Silagava notes
are also concerns that the anti-dumping law will cause price hikes for local products but as Levan Silagava notes, only at the initial stage and slightly.
“It seems to many that
this law is not socially oriented, since dumping at some stage can be
beneficial for the most vulnerable people. But the state should focus on
long-term development, and the anti-dumping
law will boost the local production, ”
Levan Silagava stresses.