ArmInfo. David Ananyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia, spoke about the chance that would allow auto importers who did not have time to clear customs vehicles imported from abroad at old rates until the end of 2019. To recall, from January 1, 2020, Armenia will begin to clear customs vehicles at EAEU rates. As a result, customs costs will be revised for car importers, including legal entities.
As explained by the head of SRC, people who are sure that the goods will arrive within a month are entitled to submit a preliminary declaration. For example, the importer submits a preliminary declaration to the car on December 25, and indicates the customs point where customs clearance will be carried out. Then already, if the cargo arrives within a month - January 25, then it can be executed according to the laws in force on December 25, 2019. This tool does not apply to the accompanying cargo of individuals. The head of the SRC recalled that due to the fact that upon joining the EAEU, Armenia received a transition period for customs duties, including for cars (from 2015 to 2020, the customs duty on cars in Armenia remained at 10%, regardless of the age and volume of the motor - Ed.note). In 2018, a boom in car imports was recorded. As of October 14, 114 thousand cars were imported into the country, which is 60-63 thousand more than the same period in 2018. As a result, 27 billion drams more duties were paid to the state budget - in the amount of 51 billion drams.
It was noted earlier by the State Customs Committee that if for passenger cars imported in 2019 until December 31, inclusive, the Passenger Customs Declaration is registered, and not the Transit Declaration, then customs clearance will be carried out at the current rates. However, if the car is imported, for example, on December 28, and the Passenger Customs Declaration is registered starting January 1, 2020, then the calculations will be carried out in the new order.