New customs checkpoint opens in Sarpi on the Georgia-Turkey border

  • "Turkey is a strategic partner of Georgia...The customs procedures between [Georgia and Turkey] have become easier”, said Georgian Finance Minister Ivane Matchavariani. Photo: 1tv.ge.

Agenda.ge, 27 Sep 2019 - 18:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

A new passage has been opened at the Sarpi customs checkpoint that is located in the south-west of Georgia on the border with Turkey, announced the Ministry of Finance today.

The renovation process started in March 2019 to increase the flow capacity and improve the transit potential of Georgia.

Turkey is a strategic partner of Georgia...The customs procedures between [Georgia and Turkey] have become easier”, said Georgian Finance Minister Ivane Matchavariani.

Sarpi customs checkpoint is located in the south-west of Georgia on the border with Turkey. Photo: 1tv.ge.

Customs officers who were responsible for discovering large quantities of marijuana at Batumi airport were awarded at an opening ceremony today. 

Passenger flow at the Sarpi customs checkpoint amounted to seven million in 2018, while the number of trucks and automobiles crossing the border were each more than 240,000. 

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