Abkhazia to claim customs on Georgian goods

Moscow approves Abkhazia, South Ossetia cargo monitoring scheme by Swiss company SGS

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–After seven years of delay, Russia has finally inked an agreement with the Swiss company SGS to carry out monitoring of goods passing through the border with Georgia. SGS will carry out customs monitoring […]

Abkhazia plans to charge customs tax at checkpoint with Georgia proper

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

GALI, DWatch–Abkhazia plans to begin charging import tax at a checkpoint with Georgia proper and impose stricter regulations on what goods are allowed to bring across. The plans were aired by the head of Abkhazia’s de facto customs service, […]

Faced with new bureaucratic hurdles, Georgians in Abkhazia ponder leaving

By | November 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

აფხაზური “ვიზა” (DFWatch). Gali, DFWatch–The de facto authorities in Abkhazia are developing new ways to discriminate against the ethnic Georgian population in the region’s southeast Gali district. “We are absolutely deprived of any civil rights. […]

Georgians in Abkhazia protest closure of border crossings

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Rustavi 2.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Authorities in Abkhazia have closed Nabakevi and Otobaya border crossings connecting the breakaway region to Georgia proper. The closing of the two checkpoints was announced by Lasha Tsaava, head of the legal department of the de facto […]

Putin visited border with Georgian breakaway republic

By | May 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The newly inaugurated Russian president Vladimir Putin Friday paid a visit to the border between Russia and the disputed region Abkhazia, signing a new treaty about railways. Mr Putin turned up at Psou, a border crossing which Georgia considers […]

Abkhazia to claim customs tax on Georgian goods

By | December 7th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Alexander Ankvab, the newly elected leader of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia, says that it’s necessary to establish customs control on the Abkhaz side of the border with Georgia, Russian news agencies report. “It's no secret that in the stores and markets a lot of fruits and vegetables and consumer goods are entering illegally [...]