Guide to Sending Parcels to Georgia

The historic Silk Road crossed Georgia's territory for centuries as the shortest route between the Black and Caspian Seas, an important trade artery between Europe and Central Asia. As a result, this small and very mountainous country in eastern Europe has a long and rich history of varied peoples and events.

Georgia's temperate climate and fertile mountain slopes have given the world an important gift: The birthplace of wine production 8,000 years ago.

While wine production remains an important part of Georgia's economy, it has diversified and developed significantly in the 21st century. Therefore, e-commerce is displaying a healthy 19% annual growth rate, which is being supported by an steadily increasing rate of computer use by Georgians.

Information for this page was taken from the Customs Code of Georgia and the Tax Code of Georgia.

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Full tracking information for parcels to Georgia is available with Secureship
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Georgia before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Georgia

Documents Only

Georgia allows the following items into its territory as a document shipment:

  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports
  • Blueprints
  • Brochures, pamphlets, and price lists
  • Computer print-outs
  • Drawings
  • Driver's licence
  • Greeting cards and invitations
  • Intercompany mail
  • Maps
  • Negotiable bonds and drafts
  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Passports and visa applications
  • Photographs
  • Proposals
  • Publications
  • Traveller's cheques

Georgian customs officials will allow the tabled items below into the country if they abide by the restriction shown.

Item Restriction
Cheques Must be blank
Diplomas If parcel weighs less than 30 kg
Envelopes Must be blank
Forms Only if they are blank
Newsletters Only company newsletters are allowed

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Georgia

Shipping Gifts

Provided a gift has been shipped from someone in Canada to a person in Georgia, it will be exempt from import taxes under the following conditions:

  • The parcel's value is 300 GEL or less (about $120 CAD)
  • It is an occasional occurrence
  • There has been no monetary transaction between the sender and recipient
  • The contents will not be sold

NOTE:
If the shipment's value is greater than 300 GEL (about $120 CAD) as a result of containing multiple gifts, the gifts with a value 300 GEL or less will be exempt from import taxes.


Gifts of the following products are limited to the following amounts if they are to enter Georgia duty and tax free:

  • 4 L wine and 16 L beer
  • 1 L of beverages with an alcohol content of 22%-plus
  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of loose tobacco; or a proportional amount of the listed tobacco products

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual living in Georgia will be allowed entry duty and tax free if:

  • Its value is no more than 300 GEL (about $120 CAD)
  • The items are not for commercial purposes, i.e. they are not for sale
  • It has been sent without any exchange of money
  • It is not a regular occurrence, i.e. parcels only arrive occasionally

Shipments with the following items may be sent duty and tax free only if they abide by the quantity limitations listed below:

  • 250 g of loose tobacco or 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 50 cigarillos (or a proportional amount of these items)
  • 1 L of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of 22% or greater
  • 16 L of beer and 4 L of wine

Shipments with Multiple Gifts

If the individual gifts in such a parcel have a value of 300 GEL or less (about $120 CAD), they will be duty and tax free.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to a business in Georgia will incur duties and taxes regardless of the value of the parcel.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a business in Canada ships a gift parcel to an individual in Georgia, it will be liable to import duty and taxes even if it has very little value.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your shipment contains multiple gifts, each gift with a value of 300 GEL or less (about $120 CAD), may enter Georgia exempt from duty and tax charges.

Shipments with multiple gifts should have each item wrapped and tagged separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Georgia

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects of Canadian residents moving to Georgia permanently will be exempt from importation taxes as long as:

  • The items have been in use by the claimant for at least 6 months
  • The goods will be used in the new residence as they were in Canada
  • The individual has lived outside of Georgia for a minimum of 12 continuous months

NOTE:
Consumables such as food, tobacco products, and alcoholic beverages will be taxed.

Moving Temporarily

Students

Students moving to Georgia will be allowed a duty and tax free entry of their personal effects provided:

  • The student will be studying full time in a Georgian educational facility
  • The items are for the use of the student only

Personal effects may include the following items:

  • New and used clothing and footwear
  • Linens
  • Equipment used during the student's studies, i.e. desk, chair, books, computer

Non-students

There is no information at this time regarding non-students moving temporarily to Georgia from Canada with their personal effects.


Moving Permanently

Georgian citizens returning to live permanently in Georgia may ship their personal effects exempt from duty fees provided:

  • The value of the shipment is a maximum of 15,000 GEL (about $5,925 CAD)
  • The claimant has lived outside of Georgia for at least 6 months
  • The goods comprise furniture and normal household effects, but CANNOT include items to be sold or to make a living

NOTE:
Foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products are not exempt and will have duties and taxes applied to them.


Canadian residents who move to Georgia permanently may import their personal effects* duty and tax free provided:

  • The claimant has lived outside of Georgia continuously for a minimum of 1 year
  • Their belongings are used and have been owned by them for a minimum of 6 months
  • The goods will be used for the same purposes in Georgia as they were in Canada

*The following goods may NOT enter duty or tax free: alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and foodstuffs.

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2
https://www.rs.ge/Media/Default/Images/CustomsBrochures/Exemption%20of%20goods%20from%20duties%20and%20declaring.pdf
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/1043717?publication=175

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Georgia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Foodstuffs entering Georgia from Canada may enter duty-free up to a value of 500 GEL (about $200 CAD) provided:

  • The parcel weighs 30 kg or less
  • The goods are not to be sold, i.e. they are not a commercial shipment
  • They are being sent to an individual, not a business

You May Ship

  • Dried fruit
  • Baby food, baby formula
  • Special foods for medical diets
  • Fish products (max. 5 kg)
  • Tea, coffee
  • Baked goods
  • Candy

Do Not Ship

  • Meat and meat products
  • Dairy items
  • Caviar

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/1043717?publication=175

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Miguel ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Georgia

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped to a country to demonstrate and promote goods. They are not for sale. (Customs authorities may require that they be rendered unusable for sale.)

Samples entering Georgia will be exempt from import charges if they are of low value and are destined for display for the purpose of soliciting sales.


Commercial samples include items such as:

  • Machinery and consumer goods manufactured outside of Georgia
  • Consumables - food and beverage samples - that are for tasting at a trade fair or similar exhibition

Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Georgia

Advertising Material

Advertising may enter Georgia duty and tax free if it is either printed material or samples provided they are sent at no charge to the recipient.

In the case of printed materials, the shipment must:

  • Have a maximum weight of 1 kg
  • Be an occasional event, i.e. it is NOT one of a series of several shipments from the same sender to the same recipient

Printed material must show the name of the company that produces, sells, or rents the item or services being advertised. Advertising includes items like:

  • Brochures and catalogues
  • Price lists
  • Instructional materials
  • Calendars
  • Unframed photographs

Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Georgia

Repairs

Equipment and machinery shipped to Georgia from Canada for repairs will be charged import duties and taxes.

Items Under Warranty

Machinery and equipment shipped to Canada from Georgia under a warranty will be allowed a duty-free re-entry into Georgia provided the work was done at no charge.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Goods no longer under warranty that are repaired in Canada will incur import duty and taxes when they are returned to Georgia. As well, Canadian GST will be applied to the repair charges and on any parts used to effect the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Georgia

Goods sent to Georgia for repair will be liable to importation taxes and duties.

Returning Repaired Product to Georgia

Provided goods were repaired in Canada at no charge because of warranty obligations, they will be exempt from duty fees when they re-enter Georgia.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Georgia or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Georgia

Temporary Imports

Goods imported into Georgia for a temporary stay will be eligible for either a partial or full duty exemption provided they exit the country within the agreed time period.

Temporary goods that qualify for duty relief include:

  • Items to be displayed at an exhibition, meeting, or trade fair
  • Materials required to set-up a booth at an exhibition
  • Equipment needed for advertising purposes - audio-visual machines, slides, films, etc.

ATA Carnets

At this time, Georgia does not accept ATA Carnets for the temporary importation of goods.


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.rs.ge/LegalEntityCustomsProcedures-en?cat=2&tab=1
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/4598501?publication=2
https://www.rs.ge/Media/Default/%E1%83%99%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9C%E1%83%9B%E1%83%93%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%9A%E1%83%9D%E1%83%91%E1%83%90/%E1%83%A1%E1%83%90%E1%83%91%E1%83%90%E1%83%9F%E1%83%9D/%E1%83%9E%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%AA%E1%83%94%E1%83%93%E1%83%A3%E1%83%A0%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%98/%E1%83%93%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%98%E1%83%97%20%E1%83%A8%E1%83%94%E1%83%9B%E1%83%9D%E1%83%A2%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%90-%E1%83%A1%E1%83%A0%E1%83%A3%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%93%20%E1%83%92%E1%83%90%E1%83%97%E1%83%90%E1%83%95%E1%83%98%E1%83%A1%E1%83%A3%E1%83%A4%E1%83%9A%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%90.pdf
https://gcci.ge/en/service/ata-carnet-14
https://www.atacarnet.com/carnet-countries

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Georgia

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods entering Georgia from Canada will be duty-free up to a value of 300 GEL (about $120 CAD); however, all items regardless of their value will incur VAT.

Occasional Shipper

Goods sold on an occasional basis to Georgians from Canada, for example through eBay, will be allowed a duty-free entry if the shipment's value is 300 GEL or less (about $120). Note, however, the shipment will be charged VAT no matter the value of the parcel.

Regular shipper

Commercial enterprises that regularly ship sold goods to Georgia are recommended to employ the services of a licenced Georgian customs broker.


Sources:
https://www.gpost.ge/?site-path=help/faq/&site-lang=en
https://www.rs.ge/Media/Default/Images/CustomsBrochures/Exemption%20of%20goods%20from%20duties%20and%20declaring.pdf
https://www.gpost.ge/?site-lang=en&site-path=help/restrictions/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Calle 24 3-81
Georgia City
01001
Georgia

Phone: +502 2208 7777
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 5 Oct 2022
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels). These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Georgia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Georgia, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Goods prohibited from entering Georgia may not enter under any circumstances whereas those deemed restricted are allowed entry if they abide by prescribed quantity limits.

Prohibited Items

  • Any item considered to be obscene or immoral
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • Psychotropic substances, illicit drugs, and any precursors to these products
  • Narcotics

Restricted Items

  • Flower bulbs or tubers
    (2 kg max.)
  • Seed packages
    (5 packs, max. 5 g each)
  • Plants (5 items)
  • Fresh produce (5 kg max.)
  • Cut flowers and twigs
    (20 pieces max.)
    or one wreath made from them
  • Dried vegetables (30 kg max.)
  • Medications (10 standard packages max.)

Sources:
https://www.rs.ge/OnlineOrders-en?cat=3&tab=1
https://www.gpost.ge/?site-lang=en&site-path=help/restrictions/
https://www.rs.ge/OnlineOrders-en?cat=2&tab=3

Duty & Taxes

Shipments entering Georgia will incur duties and taxes, which are calculated on the CIF value of the parcel - that is, the sum of the customs plus insurance amount plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

If you calculate the CIF value of your shipment before sending it off to Georgia, you will have an estimate of the duty and taxes that will be owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

The threshold on goods* entering Georgia is 300 GEL (about $120 CAD). Also known as the de minimis value, the threshold is the amount below which no duty charges are incurred. VAT is applied to all shipments regardless of their value.

NOTE:
The parcel must weigh 30 kg or less for the threshold to apply.

*Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products may enter Georgia duty-free up to the 300 GEL value and to the quantity limits as outlined here


Currency Georgian Lari GEL
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) GEL 300 (about $120 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 18%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Excise Duties

Georgian authorities apply excise taxes to alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. Details for these goods may be found here


  • Candy12%
  • Chocolate5%
  • Spirits and winesVariable*
  • TobaccoVariable*
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video games & consoles0%
  • Computers & laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats0%
  • Beauty products & cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery12%
  • Shirts & pants0%
  • Home appliances0%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports equipment0%

Sources:
https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/1043717?publication=175
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/WT/TPR/S420.pdf&Open=True
https://www.gpost.ge/?site-path=help/faq/&site-lang=en
https://www.macmap.org/
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/georgia/corporate/other-taxes

Georgia Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Televisions
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Georgia



Can I ship to Georgia?

Shipping to Georgia from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Georgia by getting a quote now.


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