Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free
10 October 2022
Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and its Member States and Georgia Final Report – Annexes Prepared by CEPS October 2022 The views expressed in the report are those of the consultant, and do not present an official view of the European Commission. [...] In terms of the evaluation criteria, as requested by the Terms of Reference (ToR), the study assesses the effectiveness, impact, efficiency, coherence and relevance of the DCFTA. [...] Enterprises wishing to export to the EU, however, still need to obtain certification from the competent authority of Georgia, which has to guarantee that the establishment meets relevant health requirements of the EU and has the power to suspend the establishment’s listing in the case of non-compliance. [...] The chapter also includes facilitation and evolution provisions to create the necessary conditions for further gradual application of EU rules on the free movement of capital.9 Public procurement The chapter on public procurement (Chapter 8) provides for the gradual and reciprocal liberalisation of the parties’ markets under the strict condition that Georgia implements the EU’s key public procurem. [...] According to the provisions of the Agreement, Georgia was obliged to approximate its legislation with Directive 2004/18 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts, and with Directive 2004/17 on coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal service sectors.