ArmInfo. Initiated by the Committee of State Revenues of the Republic of Armenia (KGD), the national portal (www.trade.gov.am) already includes about 20 electronic services for business entities. On October 11, during the press conference, the head of the information technology department of the SRC, Mikael Pashayan, stated.
According to Pashayan, today the portal provides services related to the provision to business entities of certificates of origin of goods, veterinary and phytosanitary certificates; permitting the supply of medicines, licensing for the import of multi-frequency means, etc. Within the framework of the "single window", besides the SRC, the Ministry of Health of RA, the Ministry of Transport of Communications and IT, the State Service for Food Safety of the Republic of Armenia are included.
"Henceforth, business entities will be able to avoid red tape associated with the queues for filing applications, passing control, obtaining certificates, the necessary information in different instances. Having once submitted the declaration to the customs authority with a detailed description of the goods for obtaining the certificate, the business entity will have no need to submit the declaration to other agencies that carry out mandatory control, "he stressed, noting that such a principle of services operates in all developed countries.
According to the expert, the principle of a single window provides for a reduction in time and costs for business entities, which will make it possible to conduct business more efficiently, saving time and resources for the realization of its import / export activities. At the same time, the system will allow the economic entities to monitor the passage of their documents and at times reduce the time allotted for customs services.
Pashayan informed the idea of a single window would be implemented in 3 stages. Within the framework of the first, state bodies participating in foreign economic activity exchange electronic information in electronic format. The second stage of implementation envisages cooperation in the state-business format (banks, insurance companies and other commercial organizations). And in the end, within the framework of a single window, a preliminary interstate exchange of information is meant, which will allow managing risks and organizing a more flexible process of customs procedures. "Our main goal is the creation of a predictable business environment for business entities," he stressed.