The Committee considered with the I reading the Bill by Kakha Kuchava, Archil Talakvadze and Mamuka Mdinaradze on Tax Code envisaging establishment of the preferential taxation for e-buses and e-vans.
K. Kuchava spoke about the objectives of the Bill stating that the Bill aims at encouragement of import of e-buses and e-vans requiring annulment of the taxation on import. “Today, we encounter the acute problem of air pollution and thus, import of environmental-friendly vehicles is paramount. In this view, we introduce the changes to the Tax Code”.
The changes are entailed with overloaded city due to excessive vehicles failing to meet the technical standards.
The Committee considered the documents for ratification introduced by the Deputy Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze: Grant Agreement between Georgia (host) and Scandinavian Environmental Financial Corporation on Improvement of Energy Efficiency of public premises and utilization of renewable and alternative energy; and Loan Agreement between Georgia and SEFC on improvement of energy efficiency of public premises in Georgia and utilization of renewable and alternative energy.
The drafts aim at improvement of energy efficiency through establishment of renewable and alternative energy sources. The project value constitutes 4.7 ml EURO 1.87 ml EURO of which is allocated from the European Energy Efficiency and Environmental Cooperation Fund as grant and 2.83 ml EURO from NEFCO as the loan. The Committee approved the agreements.
G. Kakauridze introduced the report on 6-month implementation of state budget 2018. The Committee considered with the I reading the Bill on State Symbols along with 35 drafts by Mamuka Mdinaradze, Vano Zardiashvili, Anri Okhanashvili, Giorgi Khatidze, David Matikashvili, Eka Beselia, Gedevan Popkhadze and Otar Chrdileli.
According to V. Zardiashvili, the package is entailed with absence of uniform legal mechanisms to regulate the rule of design, endorsement and use of state symbols in heraldic terms. “The situation on state symbols is vague. The symbols of the agencies in heraldic terms fail to reveal any stylist or heraldic relation and fail to give the impression to be the symbols of various agencies. In most cases, the heraldic rules are violated; there are no other unifying details other than Georgian letters and they fail to give the impression to be the symbols of state agencies of one country”, - he noted.
According to the Chair, Kakha Kuchava, it is the law that all the countries shall pass and thus, the Committee approved the package.