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Naira Badalian

Armenia introduces new rules for labeling carbonated, non-carbonated  waters

Armenia introduces new rules for labeling carbonated, non-carbonated  waters

ArmInfo. Since April 15, 2024, carbonated and non-carbonated waters in Armenia will undergo digital  labeling according to EAEU standards. The resolution was adopted on April 18 at a meeting of the RA government.

In particular, as stated in the rationale of the document, internal  stamping mechanisms and the EAEU standard are currently in effect on  the territory of the Republic of Armenia. To sell water within the  Republic of Armenia, economic operators use the stamp stamping  mechanism. At the same time, the EAEU has developed a new standard  for stamping using identification. To export their goods to the EAEU  countries, entrepreneurs must place a digital excise tax on the  goods, if this is mandatory for this product within the borders of  the exporting state.

The abovementioned two mechanisms have several features. In the case  of excise stamping, information about each piece of product is not  fully transmitted to the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of  Armenia, which does not make it possible to ensure the full  traceability of each piece. Meanwhile, marking with identification  means is a newer solution that allows you to control the movement of  each piece of goods from entry into circulation to consumption and  completely transfer information to the government agency. This  creates the opportunity to combat the shadow and circulation of  counterfeit products fully

By this decision, the RA Cabinet of Ministers establishes rules for  labeling products classified as codes 2201 10 110 0, 2201 10 190 0,  2201 10 900 0, 2201 90 000 0 within the Eurasian Economic Union. As a  result, the introduction of a system of numerical labeling of  carbonated and non-carbonated waters using identification means will  lead to a reduction in state budget expenses (currently the state  pays for excise taxes, and in the case of digital stickers, the costs  are borne by the business).

In addition, The amount to be paid by Armenian exporters to the  operators of other EAEU countries for control marks will be paid to  Armenian businessmen from now on and will have a positive impact on  the RA economy. As a result, there will be a unified form of stamp  for the entire EAEU. Integrating the system with the relevant state  bodies will ensure the control of the entire cycle of circulation of  goods, from production or import to consumption. The public will  carry out the control of the authenticity of the products through a  special mobile app. 

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