1. STATE SERVICES OF GEORGIA FOR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
T R A N S C A U C A S U S
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“Via est Vita” (“Road is Life”) – the ancient
Romans used to say. The historic Great Silk Road,
the shortest route from Europe to Asia passed
through the territory of the southern Caucasus
countries. The present Eurasian renaissance of
the Silk Road is TRACECA, the Transport Corridor
Europe – Caucasus – Asia.
Approximately 90% of cargo
passing Georgia in transit.
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4. • General cargo terminals;
• Bulk cargo terminals;
• Container terminals;
• Ferry terminals;
• Oil terminal.
Poti Sea Port
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5. Port Formalities
PORT STATE CONTROL
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE
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6. Simplified state regulations for
direct delivery to bonded Off Dock
Off Dock Operations
As of Poti Container Terminal limits, the all arrived containers directly
transported to Off Dock terminals for storage and further release.
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No customs presence at Off Dock
terminals and only remote control.
Customs inspection only for red
corridor and decides by software.
The Off Docs own weight bridge
acceptable by state authorities.
7. Requested documents :
By vehicle – Waybill or TIR Carnet.
By sea transp.– Bill of Lading.
By air transp. – Air Waybill.
By railway transp. – Railway Bill.
Purchase document :
Purchase contract or
If necessary :
license/permit/certificate shall be
Cell phone SMS or e-mail to
receive information immediately
after your cargo/vehicle crosses
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8. Customs Clearance
Import dues :
• Tax on import;
Deadline to pay :
•Within 5 calendar days of
release – in case of after import
•Within 15 calendar days of
release - in case of advance
• Within 30 calendar days of
release – for goods owned by
``Gold List`` member;
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9. Special Procedures
• no inspection of the imported goods at the border, directly moved to importer’s warehouse.
• one month tax credit.
District Tax Officer
Introduced the status of district tax officer, who is a tax officer of the Georgian Tax Authorities and is
responsible to visit taxpayers, provide regularly updated information and assist them with problematic
tax issues. Notably, even if a district tax officer detects a tax violation, his/her only obligation is to advise
a taxpayer – there is no authority to issue a penalty.
Private Tax Agent
A taxpayer can use the services of a private tax agent who is a tax officer of the Georgian Tax
Authorities in order to improve communications with the Tax Authorities. To be in compliance with tax
liabilities, and ensure you to make full use of rights granted on the basis of tax legislation.
Alternative Tax Audit
Use of the tax audit service of a private firm. Such firms may include qualified tax consulting firms or
individual tax consultants authorized by the Order of the Minister of Finance of Georgia. Notably, a
taxpayer is not subject to tax sanctions if non-compliance is detected by a private auditing firm.
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10. Special Procedures
Car clearance procedures
On arrival the private vehicles
automatically removed from
container at Customs Clearance
Zone in Poti (process recorded on
camera and unit sealed).
On the web page of Revenue
Services, by entering vehicle VIN
code or name of the consignee it’s
possible to check whether the
vehicle has arrived and possible
to calculate the clearance cost.
While consignee arrives to pick up
his own car it’s takes only 20 min.
to arrange customs clearance and
pick up license plate together with
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11. Corporate Income Tax – 0 %
Value Added Tax – 0 %
Customs Tax – 0 %
Property Tax – 0 %
Poti Free Zone Project
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12. Georgia Container Market
The stabile turnover grow is a healthy sign, characterizing regional
container market, served by Georgian Ports.
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13. POTI - SUPSA - BATUMI
50, D. Aghmashenebeli ave
4400, POTI / GEORGIA
Tel : +995 493 224549
Fax : +995 493 221519
E-mail : email@example.com
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