If you have been watching CNN channel lately you sure did notice the advertisement which claims that everything produced in Georgia can be freely imported to Europe without any tariffs! Wow, Really! That’s nice…but wait a second why the European Union need to do a free trade deal with a State in the US thousands of miles away? Did they get insane! Why did they choose Georgia not let’s say Tennessee or Florida? What makes it different? Weird, Right?
To be honest this add did grab my attention and pushed me to do further online investigation about it even though I am not a business trader or exporter living in the states. After typing “Georgia’s free trade deal with Europe” in the search box on Google, it turned out to be that there is an existing country located on the dividing line between Europe and Asia named Georgia (Country)which I know nothing about! I mean all what I know about this part of the world is that it has been previously called the USSR and contemporary named Russia. Well I also know Ukraine since my class mate was half Ukrainian but it is very embarrassing to admit that I have no idea about the geography or the countries located in this area. Only then did I understand why they aren’t insane and it’s rational to do such agreement due to its proximity.