Located between Europe and Asia on a historical “Silk Road,” Georgia offers amazing cluster of cultures, religions, fascinating landscapes and ancient history. The country’s geographically favorable location, history, hospitality and safe business environment contributes that more and more people are becoming interested in Georgia. Few of the Earth’s small nations can offer as much as Georgia in terms of tourism, business and investment.
Free access to 900 million markets without customs duty!
Georgia’s liberal trade regimes provide investors with a favorable opportunity to not only access the country’s 3.7 m residents, but the wider region’s markets, as a direct result of the absence of customs and import tariffs. To date, Georgia has signed FTAs with CIS countries and People’s Republic of China, The Association Agreement (“AA”) with EU, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (“DCFTA”). FTA with EFTA countries, giving Georgian products duty free access to markets of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. General Schemes of Preference for Georgia with the US, Canada, and Japan have also been applied for, with the result being lower tariffs on 3,400 goods exported from Georgia. Additionally, Georgia is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2000.
The country has vast natural resources, forests, hydropower and economic activities include agricultural cultivation of citrus fruits, hazelnuts, tea and especially winery. Georgia Cradle of Wine is one of the oldest wine producing regions of the world. Exporting 50 million bottles of wine to 53 countries in 2016 has increased wine export by 38%.
Robust and significant changes of the recent years clearly put the country among the world’s top preferable destination for tourism and business. Georgia listed among VOGUE’s 10 hottest travel destinations of 2017, also named among Tripadvisor’s top best travel destinations for this year. It has to be emphasized that Georgia is ranked among 10 safest countries with visa liberalization regime in Schengen zone. Citizens of 94 countries may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for full 1 year. Visitors who are holders of valid visas or/and residence permits of 50 countries may enter and stay in Georgia without visa for 90 days in any 180 day period.
Georgia is ready to welcome and host guests from all corners of the world.