Why Invest in Regional Logistics Hub
Access point for the landlocked countries
Georgia serves as an entry gate for the Central Asian landlocked countries, so the oil, gas, coal, zinc, copper and other resources can be transferred to the Europe though Georgia.
Reliable transit route
Out of the three main roads from Europe to Asia, the road through Georgia is the most stable and secure. Due to the stable political and economic climate, Caucasian corridor is becoming more and more attractive for businesses.
Additionally, the Suez channel has reached its maximum capacity. Thus there is clearly an opportunity to open North-South land-transport.
Fast Growing Region
The infrastructure of the whole region is being upgraded rapidly.
The orchestra of key projects, like as Anaklia deep sea port and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway projects in Georgia, construction of Alyat port in Azerbaijan, new 1,5 bln USD port in Turkmenistan, 10 new tanker in Caspian Sea, construction of connecting railway between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, as well as construction of linking railway between China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan promises a new development of the Silk Road and the whole regions, in addition, increases the importance of the involving countries.
Customs Clearance is Transparent, Fast and Efficient
Transit if free of tax.
Customs is one of the less corrupted body globally, according transparency international 2014 report.
Average time for import clearance is just 15 minutes. Up to 15 days deferred payment of Customs tax/VAT for importers is possible.
There is a network of modern Customs Clearance Terminals and Cargo inspection/Cross-Dock modern equipment and facilities.
The services you can get here is a Preliminary Customs Declaration, Serf-service for customs clearance of cars and Online Services for remote clearance (including tax returns).
Growing flows from the East
The western part of China is in a process of rapid development, 53.87 BLN USD is already invested in these regions in airports, roads and energy plants, in next 2 years investments in these regions will reach minimum 114 BLN USD. This is an opportunity for Georgia, as it is a part of Eurasian corridor and the historical Silk Road. The first railway freight transportation from China in the direction of Georgia was carried out. Loading of the transported freight was carried out in China on January 29, 2015 and unloading – on February 6, 2015 in Georgia. The project was carried out by means of close cooperation with the railways of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and the province of China - Xinjiang. Georgia remains the position of crucial transit corridor for the north and south countries in Caucasian Region.
The project of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad mainline was initiated in 2007 by the governments of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. The project is a new transport corridor which unifies Georgian, Turkish and Azerbaijan railways. Realization of this project will open railway corridor from Caspian Sea to the Europe through Turkey, which is intended to support connection between natural resources reach countries and consumer countries.
The project envisages the rehabilitation, reconstruction and construction of 180 km length Marabda-Kartsakhi railway section consisting of: Marabda-Akhalkalaki reconstruction-rehabilitation section – useful length 153 km and Akhalkalaki-Kartsakhi (Turkish border) new construction section – length 27 km.
Rehabilitation, reconstruction and construction process is executed within the framework of the project envisaged for 5-15 mln tons cargo flow per year. Main part of construction works are already completed on theterritory of Georgia.
At the end of the first phase, the railway will be capable to carry 1 mln passenger per year. The project will fully integrated by the end of 2016.