YEREVAN, February 14. /ARKA/. Some 1000 goods which Armenia wants the Customs Union to allow it to levy its current import duties from will be sold only within Armenia, Deputy Economy Minister Tigran Harutyunyan said today.
«These goods will not appear at the Customs Union's market – in other words, price dumping will be ruled out,» he said answering ARKA News Agency's question.
Harutyunyan said that each of the Customs Union member country has composed own list that includes the most sensitive goods of social significance, and any rise in prices for these goods will first of all strike hard at the most vulnerable and insolvent categories of people.
«Our government fully realizes the importance of this matter for Armenia, and as part of the roadmap, it pointed out 850 varieties of goods, which we would like to remain with unchanged customs duties,» he said adding that medicaments and industrial row materials are especially important in this list.
At the same time, the minister expressed hope that the list wouldn't be shortened considerably during negotiations.
On February 3 the Armenian government made public a “roadmap” to Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union. The 249-page document posted on the government’s website lists 262 administrative and legislative actions concerning 20 areas of government policy. --0----