Dimitry Kumsishvili: We plan to enforce the Law on E-commerce starting from 2018

“We plan to enforce the Law on E-commerce starting from 2018 already, which will make the relevant regulations in compliance with the European regulation,” – the First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili stated at the presentation of the new product by the Georgian Post – Maleo. This new service will allow the people living in the regions of Georgia to receive the parcels from abroad at the offices of the Georgian Post for the same tariff as the population of large cities.

The First Vice Prime Minister also stated that the new law will facilitate the strengthening of the protection of the consumer rights and the personal data of those internet users who use the e-commerce services. “At the same time, we find in absolutely necessary to introduce the in the internationally recognized standards of e-commerce in Georgia. The law will also facilitate the increase of the reliability of the e-commerce platforms, Georgia’s export potential, local businesses, including the small and medium size enterprises since it will help the companies to export their products to the international market,” – Dimitry Kumsishvili noted.

The First Vice Prime Minister also announced that in line with the new law, the e-commerce strategy document is being actively developed. The document is aimed at identifying the products in Georgia with high potential, introducing them on the international and especially, on the EU market and promotion of sales. “We are working on the projects with the support of the GIZ project ‘Small and Medium Business Development” and the DCFTA in Georgia,” – Dimitry Kumsishvili stated. 

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. 2017 ©