PM speaks of 900 goods which Armenia wants to continue levying current import duties on

PM speaks of 900 goods which Armenia wants to continue levying current import duties on

YEREVAN, March 5. / ARKA /. Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan stressed today again that the decision of the authorities to make the country a member of the Russian-led Customs Union is balanced and right ‘because the main markets for Armenian products are in the territory of the trade bloc.”

"We must follow an active industrial policy to help our enterprises to win the 170 millionth market of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus" , he said when addressing a meeting of the Union of Armenian Commodity Producers.

The prime minister also spoke about nearly 900 types of goods, which the government in Yerevan wants to continue levying the current import duties, which are significantly lower than the duties applied by the Customs Union. He said the list will be submitted later this month to the Eurasian Economic Commission, the highest body of the Customs Union.

According to the premier, these goods cane be divided into three large groups - raw materials, imported from third countries, consumer goods and cars, various machines and equipment.

He said single phito-sanitary rules should be implemented too so that goods produced in Armenia conform with the Customs Union’s rules and standards. -0-

15:43 05.03.2014

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