ArmInfo. At a meeting on December 10, the National Assembly of Armenia ratified the protocol on the exchange of information between the customs structures of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam.
As Michael Pashayan, Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia, noted in his speech, according to the document signed in Brussels on June 28, 2018, customs information will be exchanged, which will take place in electronic format in stages. Implementation of the exchange of information on a regular basis will facilitate the identification of transported goods, accelerate and improve the efficiency of customs control, including through the use of a risk management system, and the prevention of violations of legislation. When exchanging information, a unification of requirements, structures, formats and conditions for its implementation will be ensured through the use of the Union's integrated information system. On October 5, 2018, an experimental exchange of information on certain types of goods in mutual trade between the Federal Customs Service of Russia and the Main Customs Directorate of the Ministry of Finance of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam began. The customs authorities of other member states of the Eurasian Economic Union will join the exchange of information later. The implementation of the second stage of electronic information exchange began on October 5, 2019 with the expansion of the list of goods for information exchange. From October 5, 2021, the third stage of electronic exchange of information should be implemented, while information will be exchanged in respect of all goods in trade between the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In July 2016, an agreement was signed between the EAEU and Vietnam, one of the points of which concerned the exchange of customs information on the movement of goods and vehicles. Armenia signed a document with a reservation related to the need to complete all domestic procedures. For this reason, information is still not exchanged. The document also contains three additions that relate to the parameters, content and groups of goods for which information is to be exchanged.