Trade-related obligations are «deep and global» in nature, which means that, in terms of market access, they aim to liberalize mutually the whole of trade in goods, to open markets to service providers (non-discrimination and national treatment) and to companies wishing to participate in public procurement. In practice, this means that tariffs paid by importers of industrial and agricultural products will be phased out or reduced (in principle more quickly on the EU side, in line with the asymmetry approach) and that non-tariff barriers will be removed. In order to facilitate and effectively exploit the opening up of the EU`s large internal market, the CCFTA partners have decided to establish a regulatory rapprochement with EU legislation in trade-related areas: regulations and technical standards, health and plant health measures, customs and trade facilitation, intellectual property rights, competition, telecommunications services, postal and courier services , shipping and shipping services. The aim of the CCFTA is to establish closer political and economic ties with the EU. On this basis, the DCFTA contains several provisions relating to the reform of Georgia`s trade and trade policy, in accordance with and on the basis of the EU`s acquis. These include the modernisation of the economy, the anchoring of EU investment in the country and a better and more predictable political environment. The CCFTA is encouraged: after his speech, the Prime Minister addresses the EU in essence.» Given the objective of achieving something under the title of a comprehensive and comprehensive agreement, the Commission could quickly develop a draft comprehensive legislative text that will serve as the basis for the negotiations. The fact that the hundreds of pages of legal language have already been whipped on previous occasions means that progress on the basis of these presentation materials could be much faster than is often believed. In 2014, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which states that «in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as any other European country, have a European perspective and can apply for EU membership in accordance with the principles of democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights. rights of minorities and the guarantee of the rule of law.» to formally recognize the possibility of the three countries joining the EU in a future way. [4] In order to exploit new business opportunities, SMEs must not only increase their competitiveness, but also meet the new food, technical and quality safety standards resulting from the implementation of the CCFTA, as well as certain measures included in the economic and sectoral cooperation part of association agreements, such as environmental measures, employment policies and social policies. On 27 June 2014, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova (`Moldova`) and Ukraine signed Association Agreements (AA) with the European Union.

These agreements have been fully in force with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova since 1 July 2016 and with Ukraine since 1 September 2017. Although they form the basis of the political association and economic integration of partner countries with the EU, they aim to promote economic development, long-term stability, transparency and predictability for businesses. The Association Agreements also provide for the creation of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (ACFTA) which, by phasing out tariff barriers, non-tariff and regulatory barriers, will create new opportunities for economic cooperation and trade, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), stimulate foreign direct investment, promote economic modernization and contribute to the creation of new jobs in the three countries.