Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), invited by the Georgian National Investment Agency (GNIA), paid a visit to Georgia on November 3-5. In the frame of the 3-day visit, the Japanese delegation conducted business meetings with the government officials and private sector representatives. GNIA delivered a special presentation about Georgia’s investment environment to JETRO delegates at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi.
“We informed JETRO delegation about the investment opportunities our country offers to foreign investors. Trade, manufacturing, construction and real estate-these are the main directions the Japanese delegates, invited by GNIA, are interested in,” declared Tamuna Liluashvili, First Deputy Director of GNIA.
JETRO is engaged in different sectors: trade, oil, construction, heavy industry, manufacturing and food and beverages.
“It’s our first time in Georgia, we have three days to have a closer look at Georgia’s investment climate. Georgian National Investment Agency delivered a very interesting presentation for JETRO delegates. Only after we visit Poti and Batumi we can speak about concrete projects that could be interesting for Japanese companies to implement in Georgia,” declared Yasuyuki Murahashi, Managing Director of JETRO.
The first part of the event, which included the presentation by GNIA, was followed by B2B meetings organized by the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
In the frame of the visit JETRO delegation also visited Poti and Batumi. In Poti Japanese delegates were showed around the Rakia Free Industrial Zone and Poti Sea Port and in Batumi they had a meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Adjara. Afterwards the delegates visited Batumi Oil Terminal.
JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.