Georgia Enjoys Zero Rate Custom Duty Effective 2018
Effective January 1, 2018, Georgian wines entitled zero custom duty rate (0%) imported into China, while consumption tax (10%) and value-added tax (17%) are remained unchanged.
This made Georgia the third wine producing country outrun Australia who enjoyed this tax-free advantage after New Zealand (2012) and Chile (2015). Although the Australian Government also entered the Free Trade Agreement with China in 2015, while the custom duty was set to decrease progressively to 0% in 5 years until 2019. Custom duty for Australian (bottled) wines is decreased from 5.6% in 2017 to 2.8% in 2018.
The current import taxes to bottled wine and bulk wine are 14% and 20% respectively based on CIF price calculation.