Licenses and Permits
Based on the Law of Georgia on Licenses and Permits, there are no non-tariff limitations in foreign trade (i.e. licenses, quotas, prohibitions and other), except when restrictions are necessary for healthcare, security and environmental protection purposes. Specifically, the following licenses and permits are issued:
- Permit on Import of goods subject to phytosanitary and veterinary control (National Agency for Food Safety under the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia);
- License on Export-Import of means of electronic surveillance (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia);
- Permit on Import, Export, Re-export or Transit of materials of limited circulation (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia);
- Permit on Import, Export or Transit of nuclear and radioactive objects, nuclear materials, radioactive substances, radioactive wastes and minerals (subsoil) (Ministry of Energy);
- Permit on Import, Export, Re-export, and Transit of arms and ammunition (Ministry of Defense of Georgia);
- Permit on Import, Export, Re-export or Transit of dual use items (LEPL “Revenue Service”);
- Permit on Import or Export of medicines and pharmaceuticals subject to special control (Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia);
- Permit on Import of non-iodized salt (Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia);
- Permit on Import, Export, Re-export, and Introduction from the Sea of Species, Their - Parts and Derivatives Included in the Annexes of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Protection of Georgia).
The export of goods of cultural value, which are included in the list determined by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, is prohibited.
Certificates of Origin
Exportation of goods from the economic territory of Georgia and issuance of Certificates of Origin is regulated by the provisions of the Decree No. 420 of the Government of Georgia, dated 29 December 2010.
When exporting from the customs territory of Georgia, the preferential origin certificate is EUR.1 on winery products and on goods produced in free industrial zones. This certificate of origin is issued by the LEPL Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia.
In all other cases, when exporting from the customs territory of Georgia, the certificate of origin is issued both by the LEPL Revenue Service and Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. In situations where the certificate of origin is issued by the LEPL Revenue Service, applications and other essential documentation can be submitted electronically.