ArmInfo. And about. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with major employers in Armenia and heads of companies that are major taxpayers.
According to the press service of the government, various issues related to improving the investment environment in the country, legislative regulation, tax reforms, anti-corruption measures, increasing exports of Armenian products, protecting the interests of local producers, etc., were discussed. Entrepreneurs welcomed the government's economic policies, in particular the amendments to the Tax Code relating to income tax cuts.
The acting prime minister attached great importance to active dialogue and cooperation with the business community and added that the government's moves are aimed at stimulating their work. N. Pashinyan expressed the hope that in the course of the government's activities, taxpayers' incomes would increase, new successes would be recorded, and the amount of taxes received by the state treasury would increase. According to the report, the interlocutors stressed that steps aimed at fighting corruption in terms of improving the investment environment will contribute to increasing and strengthening economic activity in the country.
It should be noted that, according to the data of the RA Statistical Committee, in January-September 2018, economic activity in Armenia increased by 6.5% per annum, against 5.1% growth in the same period of 2017. The growth of economic activity in January-September 2018 largely determined the services sector - by 19.1% per annum, and in the lesser trade - by 9.6%, construction - by 7.6% and the industrial sector - by 4%, and power complex growth was only 0.5%. Against this background, the agricultural sector demonstrated an annual decline of 4.8%.