On December 23, a lunch meeting was organized for EPAC members to discuss whether laws on antidumping are necessary. The event was organized by Georgian Lawyers for Independent Professions, Governing for Growth (G4G), and the Society of Free Individuals. ISET Policy Institute researcher Gigla Mikautadze was invited as a guest speaker, and presented his views on the need for antidumping regulations and possible economic consequences. Despite the fact that many countries regulate prices of imported goods, there are dozens of countries not having any antidumping law.

On December 13-16, APRC's Davit Zhorzholiani participated in an Inter-Alliance Workshop in Yerevan organized by Oxfam in the South Caucasus. Approximately 50 people from Georgia, Armenia, Vietnam, Tajikistan, and Lebanon attended the workshop, which was rich with intensive training, presentations, panel discussions, group works and more.

The focus of the workshop were alliances and networks, and to better understand how they are set up and how they function. The participants improved their advocacy skills, learned how to influence policies efficiently, and organize civil societies to engage in policy changes.

On December 16, in cooperation with MOLI, ISET organized a dialogue on “The Role of Leaders in Modernizing Georgian Agriculture”. The MOLI (Market Opportunities for Livelihood Improvement) project is implemented by the HEKS/EPER office in South Caucasus with the support of the Swiss Government.

The main purpose of the dialogue was to share lessons learned from a review of existing supply chain relationships in Georgian agriculture with a focus on those replicable, scalable, and sustainable models that lead to gains in productivity and income for all value chain actors.

The expert panel included the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, CEOs of major Georgian agricultural businesses and donor representatives. The dialogue was moderated by ISET’s president, Eric Livny.

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