ArmInfo. The processing industry products mutual deliveries volume forms only 5%. This was stated by Alexander Gotovskij, the EEC Industrial Policy Department Deputy Director, at Armenia-EEU industrial cooperation forum held on December 23 in Tsakhkadzor
According to Gotovskij, the import of chemical industries production from third countries to the EEU market forms 57%, 6% of which is the share of Chinese production, electrical equipment - 61% (26%- China), machinery equipment - 64% (18%- China), textile production - 65% (27% from China), shoes and leather products - 81,5% (46% - China). " The import of third countries is many times shorter and the potential we were intended to launch is not so active, " the EEU representative accentuated.
Even overcoming the obstacles existing, the import from third countries could not be ruled out. In this respect the expert sees a necessity of common actions, particularly in respect to the improvement of the quality of products and implementation of new technologies. According to his opinion, the effective tool should be the participation of countries in the Eurasian technological platforms projects, assuming the format of the long-term cooperation between entities of EEU member countries. Folowing his wording, as of today there are already 11 Eurasian technological platforms developed and approved in the field of space, food processing,biomedicine, supercomputers etc. "Armenian entities actively join this cooperation and already participate to photonic and supercomputers projects, 2 months ago they joined also the biomedicine platform, nowadays the works on joining to space and agricultural platforms are close to be finishe," Gotovskij mentioned.
To note, the Armenia-EEU industrial cooperation forum has been arranged by the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia. Round table sessions were held within the framework of the Forum, where sides discussed the issues of international cooperation in the field of industries, export policy implementation and cooperation prospects within the framework of Eurasian technological platforms.
According to the National Statistics Service of Armenia, the industrial production volume in Armenia during January-October of 2016 grew for 6,5% versus that of 4,6 % for the similar period of last year, forming AMD 1,152 trln ( USD 2,4, bln).