ArmInfo. When importing cars in Armenia, the customs rates of 2020 are applied. This is stated in the statement of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia received in ArmInfo.
As noted in the document, in recent days, information has been received that some citizens do not make customs payments after completing customs procedures for imported cars. Moreover, they leave the customs zone without paying the corresponding customs duties, probably assuming that one declaration is enough for this vehicle with the possibility of applying the 2019 rates later. In this regard, the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia informs that in these cases, if the applicant submits a declaration, then customs payments will be calculated at rates effective from January 1, 2020. The Committee urges all citizens who have already submitted declarations for imported cars to make customs payments and to remove vehicles from the customs inspection area.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that from January 1, 2020, new customs rules for registration of cars not from the EAEU countries come into force in Armenia. In 2015, Armenia became a full member of the EAEU. But they decided to wait a bit with the obligations of the republic. Armenia, as a newcomer to the integration association, has been granted a 5-year transition period. During this time, Armenia could import a large number of goods in accordance with the requirements of national legislation. Including, throughout the grace period, customs duties on car imports from third countries at the old tariffs were kept at 10%, while in the EAEU countries, rates range from 30 to 50%. From January 1, cars are imported from 3rd countries at new customs rates. In relation to cars, from the date of manufacture of which no more than 3 years have passed and whose value does not exceed 8,500 euros in equivalent, customs clearance will be carried out at a single rate of 54% of the value of the goods, instead of the current 32%, but not less than 2.5 euros per 1 cube cm engine displacement. In this case, two bets will be settled and submitted for payment at the maximum settlement. For cars with a value exceeding 8,500 euros in equivalent, but not exceeding 16,700 euros in equivalent, customs duties payable are calculated at a flat rate of 48% of the cost, but not less than 3.5 euros per 1 cubic meter. cm engine displacement. And in relation to cars, the cost of which exceeds 42,300 euros in equivalent, but does not exceed 84,500 euros in equivalent, customs clearance will cost 48% of the cost, but not less than 5.5 euros per 1 cubic meter. cm engine displacement.
Customs payments will increase especially for cars with a more powerful engine and over 5 years of age. So, in relation to cars, from the date of production of which more than 5 years have passed, the engine capacity of which exceeds 2,300 cubic cm, but does not exceed 3,000 cubic meters. cm, the customs duty will be calculated at a flat rate of 5 euros per 1 cubic meter. cm engine displacement. For cars with an engine displacement of more than 3,000 cubic meters. cm customs clearance will cost at a flat rate of 5.7 euros per 1 cubic meter. cm engine displacement. Thus, if today the tax authorities calculate the cost of customs clearance of cars mainly by invoice, then from next year this document will de facto be relegated to the background, and customs officers will be guided by the age and power of the vehicle's engine.