The Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Levan Davitashvili confirms that a cargo ship loaded with sanctioned company products entered the port of Batumi, however, he states that the customs authorities did not consent to accept the cargo.
Journalists asked Levan Davitashvili about the relevant issue after the Government session.
"Unfortunately, it happens that any issue that could be related to sanctions becomes a subject of misinterpretation. It is a fact that the ship loaded with sanctioned company products entered the port of Batumi. We have studied the documents and therefore the customs authorities make the decision responsibly. In Georgia, there have been no cases of sanctions being circumvented, or sanctions being violated. Someone may want to import products to Georgia, but Georgian agencies act with maximum responsibility.
The customs authorities did not give any consent to accept such cargo. Therefore, without the consent of the customs, no matter what the port wishes, the cargo will not be able to pass Georgia and will not be able to enter the customs space of Georgia, "- said Davitashvili.