“Time for a US-Georgia free trade pact” – Financial Times publishes an article under this title.
The author of the article – Professor James Bacchus, former member of the US Congress – argues the US government to strengthen ties with countries in the critical crossroads region between the Black Sea and the Arab Gulf.
“One such country is Georgia, and one way of solidifying a positive and continuing American presence in the region would be by concluding a US-Georgia free trade agreement”, – thinks the author.
According to the author, Georgia has a strategically important location.
“Strategically, Georgia is perilously placed along the fraught invisible border between the east and west, with the European Union to the west, Russia to the north, Turkey and Iran to the south and China to the east.
James Bacchus added that Georgia’s economic growth has been reasonably strong. Besides, Georgia, with its central location in Eurasia and increasingly open trade and investment regime, could serve as an entry point to a regional market of half a billion people for US companies looking to expand their exports.