ArmInfo. Next week the Armenian Ministry of Economy will publicize the lists of necessary documents for import of 10 important items, Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan told reporters on May 26.
At today's sitting of the Government, Minasyan presented the preliminary results of the survey of the imported commodity market. The minister said that the first stage of the survey monitored the group of commodities that enjoy the biggest demand among the population. The matter concerns butter, vegetable oil, sugar, flour and wheat, chicken, bananas, citrus fruit, petroleum and diesel fuel.
Minasyan said that Armenia's foreign trade is divided into three regimes: third countries that have no separate trade agreements with Armenia; third countries, which have free trade agreement with Armenia (Ukraine, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan), and EEU countries, which have free trade agreements with Armenia. There are two lists of goods within the EEU. The first list concerns goods imported from undeveloped countries through a preferential regime, the second list includes goods imported from developing countries (up to 25% preferential customs rates).
Given the need to rapidly carry out the Armenian Prime Minister's instruction, the lists of only 10 items will initially be publicized. The lists will be submitted for coordination of the State Revenue Committee and the State Food Safety Service. The documents will be posted on the Economy Ministry's website by the end of the week. The lists of the rest of items will be publicized later.
Minasyan noted that an electronic system will be created to reflect the entire information for import. To recall, on May 19 Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan instructed preparing a list for importers to raise the economic entities' awareness of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of the demands and inspections of state structures.