YEREVAN, May 22. /ARKA/. Introduction of obligatory control stamping for dairy products, canned fruits and vegetables, coffee, cosmetics and other goods will not be a heavy burden for small and medium entrepreneurs, Armenian Finance Minister Gagik Khachatryan said Wednesday at a Q&A session in the National Assembly.
“Water, juices and other products are subject to control stamping, and entrepreneurs raised the same questions also then, but time has shown that this didn’t affect their businesses, but instead this increased their turnover,” he said.
Khachatryan said that large entrepreneurs, not owners of small and medium businesses may face problems, since large entrepreneurs will have to acquire proper equipment.
“We ought to take this step as part of our crackdown on shady dealings,” he said.
On May 13, Armenian National Assembly passed at the first reading amendments to the trade and services law at its extraordinary session held Wednesday. The amendments propose to widen the range of products subject to control stamping. -0----