Chinese Government Offers Continued Support for Georgian Revenue Service

The Chinese Government has gifted special customs inspection equipment to the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Finance continues to improve customs clearance zones and customs checkpoints infrastructure to simplify taxpayer service and customs procedures.

The Chinese Government granted the Georgian side a container inspection system and other technical equipment necessary for the safety of passengers and freight.

The equipment was given to the Georgian side based on the Economic and Technical Agreement between the Georgian and Chinese governments, signed by the Minister of Finance, Nodar Khaduri, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, Bin Iue.

The Minister says that the Chinese government has given important technical support to the Ministry in recent years and now significant branches of Georgian agriculture are also being equipped through the financial support of the People’s Republic of China.

“After the restoration of independence to Georgia, the Republic of China has been one of the most important trading partners. Georgia, as a World Trade Organization member, together with partner countries, plays an active role in terms of strengthening regional economic integration. The constant support of the People’s Republic of China is quite important in this regard,” stated Minister Khaduri.

The 30 million Yuan grant was spent on automated inspection systems for containers, their installation and the training of Georgian customs officers.

The equipment is used to detect potential dangers at the border. It will help public safety and reduce the duration of customs procedures which is a step forward in the development of legal and effective trade cooperation.

Ana Akhalaia

09 November 2015 21:04