ArmInfo. The process will be carried out in stages in order to smoothly transfer the functions of customs clearance of cars to Gyumri, the press service of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia reports.
So, according to the source, for this purpose, on October 14, at the Northern Customs Point - Administration, payment processing will be organized for a certain category of cars. In particular, from October 14, customs clearance of light vehicles imported from Georgia and Japan and imported into Armenia will be carried out at the Northern Customs Point, and with import from Iran - at the Southern Customs Point, in Sisian city. "This applies only to those vehicles that are indicated in the commodity register of foreign economic activity in commodity group 8703, but do not apply to containerized vehicles. This group includes cars, including trucks, which are designed to carry no more than ten passengers ", SRC explains.
Customs clearance of other vehicles so far will be decentralized - at the customs point selected by the importer. These are vehicles carrying more than ten passengers (including the driver), which are included in the registry groups 8702, 8703, 8704 and 8705.
"In parallel with the completion of the construction of the Gyumri Foreign Economic Activity Service Center, all functions for customs clearance of automobiles will be fully transferred there," the tax and customs committee said in a statement.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that a program was launched in Armenia to create a new car customs clearance center in Gyumri. The total cost of the program is 2.2 billion drams. The intention to transfer the customs clearance point for imported cars from the customs department in Noragavit to Gyumri was voiced by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in connection with an unprecedented increase in the import of vehicles from countries that are not members of the EAEU. The new customs house is intended to become part of the center for the promotion of foreign economic activity. Construction is planned on the territory of 21.5 hectares owned by the Ministry of Defense. 4.5 hectares from this territory will be allocated for the establishment of a customs and police service center. 181 mln drams were allocated at the first stage of construction of the SRC auto-customs, and 966 mln drams will be allocated at the second stage. Despite the fact that earlier the head of the SRC stated that the opening of the new center will take place on October 11, it has recently been announced that the opening is postponed for a week.