ArmInfo. In the agriculture of Armenia, it is necessary to introduce temporary customs privileges for the import of modern technologies. Relevant instruction was announced by Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetian on August 10 at a Government meeting.
According to the Minister, for the import of new technologies within the framework of the implementation of state support programs aimed at developing the country's agriculture in leasing agricultural machinery, establishing anti-hail networks, introducing drip irrigation and creating intensive fruit gardens, it is necessary to introduce temporary customs privileges. According to the head of government, in the process of implementing these programs, existing customs duties can become an additional burden for farmers. "Taking into account the fact that local producers do not fully meet the needs of the market, it is necessary to define temporary incentive measures in this area," Karen Karapetyan said.
Proceeding from this, Prime Minister instructed Minister of Agriculture Ignatiy Arakelyan, Minister of Economic Development and Investments Suren Karayan, Head of State Revenue Committee Vardan Harutyunyan to submit proposals on establishing temporary incentives for the import of technologies and measures of state support of local production in agriculture within a month.