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I would like to bring some Belgian chocolate to Georgia (the country) as a gift for a friend. Is that allowed?

I've tried to find some information about it, since sometimes it's forbidden to import products containing milk into some countries, but I couldn't find anything...

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    Most countries allow commercially manufactured chocolates. Just remember to declare it at customs. Not declaring it may cause you to be fined, even if it is allowed. – Michael Hampton Jan 7 at 2:03
  • "Declaring it" as in "taking the red exit"? As far as I know, there are no immigration cards when flying from Europe to Georgia on Georgian Airways. – Daniel Jan 7 at 12:09
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The only regulations they have is on alcohol and cigarettes. I noticed everyone inside the Tbilisi airport smoking cigarettes, so i do not think chocolates will be a problem at all. I was literally choking on cigarette smoke inside that airport.

I tried to research it online but did not find much, although i did find this:

An 18 percent value added tax (VAT) applies to most imported goods. Fixed excise tax rates apply to certain goods such as alcoholic drinks, ethyl alcohol, ethyl petrol for cars, and cigarettes. The customs value of goods for customs clearance is defined based on the customs declaration. Export, transit, and re-export of goods are exempt from customs duties and fees. Chapter 39(1) of the Georgian Tax Code defines the amount of the customs tariffs and exemptions. Once every 30 day period, individuals are allowed to import the following goods free of customs duties, VAT, and excise duties within the following limits: Import of vegetables, fruit (including dried), tea, coffee, macaroni, bakery, sugar, confections (with the exception of chocolate), sausages, milk and dairy products that have a maximum total weight of 30 kg, and a total value of less than 500 GEL ($222).

As long as you aren't bringing in over 30kg of chocolate, you should be okay.

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