The United States sold $3.4 billion to Morocco, another partner in the free trade agreement, an increase of $3 billion in 2018. The United States has a trade surplus with it, imported about US$1.5 billion for the value of goods in 2018 and again in 2019. Georgia: the country, not the state. President Trump claims to be entering into free trade agreements with… [+] Nations. He had one with South Korea. He works with Japan. Most U.S. bilateral trade agreements are with small countries. Georgia on the Black Sea wants one too. The idea is that free trade agreements with small nations do not really harm American workers, because they will not be ideal places to reallocate business resources, such as building new factories. Georgia has supported Afghanistan, a war that Trump finally wants to end after more than 18 years. How about giving them something in return? It`s part of the best-s how much.
The provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights (Chapter 7 and Appendix XV) cover, among other things, trademarks, copyrights, patents and geographical indications and include provisions relating to respect for intellectual property rights and cooperation between the parties. They are based on the WTO agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) and provide a high level of protection, taking into account the principles of the most favoured nation and national treatment. On the one hand, it would be a tangible demonstration of U.S. support for Georgia, which is particularly desirable before next year`s general elections. It goes without saying that pro-Russian propaganda throughout the election campaign will assert that there is no point in voting for a pro-Western party, because the West (supposedly) never responds to Georgia`s overtures. Entry into a free trade agreement between the United States and Georgia would destroy that argument. A free trade agreement with them “would reassure other countries in the region that… the United States continues to offer an alternative to the tolerance of authoritarian regimes that surround and threaten them,” he wrote, a clear nod to the Russians.
Georgia shares a common border with Russia. President Trump prefers to enter into one-for-one trade agreements rather than follow World Trade Organization standards on tariffs between member countries. Therefore, “until we can restart the multilateral negotiation process, we should negotiate bilateral trade agreements with some of the economically emerging countries that are our friends, as well as with our major trading partners,” Bacchus said in an interview.