ArmInfo. Armenian businessmen should work on export offers. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Armenia Petr Mikyska expressed opinion in an interview with ArmInfo.
He explained that the export of Armenian goods and services to the Czech Republic in quantitative and cost terms is almost 10 less than the volumes of Czech goods supplied to the Armenian market. Nevertheless, he stressed that trade with Armenia is developing quite dynamically in the main export items (brandy, cognac, wine, molybdenum, zinc, ore). However, there is a need for diversification of export supplies. "According to our statistics, in 2017 trade with Armenia increased by 85%, in particular, the volume of Czech exports amounted to about $ 38 million while Armenia imported goods for only $ 3.5 million," the Ambassador stressed. According to him, the Czech market supplies computers, mobile phones, cars, chemical products, and electricity to the Armenian market.
"I am happy that the export of Armenian agricultural products to the Czech Republic exceeds the volumes of industrial production, however, the potential has not been fully utilized. I would like more. It is necessary to stimulate and diversify the Armenian export," P.Mikyska said. The problem, according to the Ambassador, lies precisely in the export proposal. "If you export to markets with less stringent requirements, you can supply anything you like. But, for example, the markets of EU countries require a different quality and compliance with certain standards. Sometimes, Armenian businessmen face certain difficulties on this background. But on the other hand they are given the opportunity to work in a large and stable market, the main thing is to be able to enter into it. Therefore, your exporters need assistance in this matter," the Ambassador concluded.