ArmInfo. In the registered system of exporters (Registered Exporter System - REX) operating within the framework of the preferential trade regime with the EU GSP +, the first organization was registered, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia reported. The registered organization was granted the corresponding certificate.
The department was reminded that as a part of the general system of preferences of the European Union (GSP +) since January 2018, a new electronic system REX was introduced in Armenia. For now, manufacturers and exporters can register in the system for the export of domestic goods to the EU markets. "Registration in the system allows you to export goods under the GSP + preferential trading regime in the EU without a certificate of country of origin.In parallel with the application of the REX system during the 12-month transition phase, a certificate of the country of origin can also be provided to those exporters who have not yet registered with the REX system ", the report says. Registration in the REX system is carried out by the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments. Registration is free of charge. Earlier, ArmInfo informed that since January 2018 Armenia has been using the REX (Registered Exporter System) system, the system of certification of origin of goods, which is applied in the generalized system of preferences of the European Union (GSP +) since January 1, 2017 and is based on the principle of self- certification of economic operators. Thus, without a certificate of origin, once registered in the system, it will be possible to export to the EU using preferences within the framework of GSP +. "At the same time, an agreement with the EU will simplify the access of Armenian products to European markets, with a well- differentiated assortment. This will mainly affect the requirements for product quality, standards, certification and their mutual recognition, increasing the capacity of laboratories in the country.
It should be noted that Armenia enjoys the status of the country of the beneficiary of the GSPGeneralized System of Preferences with Canada, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and the United States. Due to the GSP, the Armenian goods of more than 3500 items can be exported at zero customs duty. In the case of the United States, this affects more than 3000 items. On January 1, 2009, Armenia was included in the list of countries that received the GSP + regime from the European Union, which affects more than 6,400 items.