ArmInfo.Starting from 2020, the maximum cost and weight of goods for duty-free import from countries that are not members of the EAEU will be reduced, the press service of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of Armenia reports.
According to the source, from January 1, 2020, the norms of duty-free import of goods for personal use, sent in international mail, as well as delivered by the carrier to the address of one individual, will be 200 EUR and 31 kg.
For goods imported into the Republic of Armenia by individuals or through international mail from countries that are not members of the Union, from January 1, 2020, customs duties and taxes should be paid at a single 0% tariff if the total weight of the goods transported does not exceed 31 kg, and the cost does not exceed the amount equivalent to 200 euros.
Meanwhile, if the total weight and value exceeds the established level, then the customs duty and taxes for the exceeding part must be paid: at a single rate of 15%, but no less than the amount in drams, equivalent to 2 euros for each kilogram, exceeding 31 kg.
"For example, if the parcel cost is 500 euros and the weight is 31 kg, it is subject to customs declaration by filing a passenger customs declaration, as well as paying customs duties at a rate of 15% of the cost in terms of exceeding the cost norm (that is, 15% of 300 euro) or, for example, if a parcel costs less than 200 euros, but its weight is 35 kg (that is, it is 4 kg more than the weight norm), then 4 kg (2 euros for each kg) are subject to customs duties. If both the weight and cost of goods exceeds the norm, then a single rate will be applied and the maximum value will be paid>, SRC explained. Starting January 1, 2020, restrictions on the frequency of importation of personal goods into Armenia without duties and tax payments by individuals through a carrier or international mail will also be lifted. According to the current legislation, without paying duties, one individual per month can receive parcels with a total value of not more than 500 euros. Moreover, their weight should not exceed 31 kg. If the value or weight is higher, then a single rate of 30% of the customs value of the goods will be applied, but not less than 4 euros per 1 kilogram of excess weight.