ArmInfo. In late November and early December 2019, vehicles customs registration will be fully carried out in Gyumri for vehicles imported across the northern border - the Bavra, Gogavan and Bagratashen checkpoints. This was announced by David Ananyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) on November 18 in an interview with reporters.
Ananyan recalled that since October 14, customs office of motorcars imported into Armenia Georgia and Japan and has been carried out at the Northern Customs Point, and with import from Iran, at the Southern Customs Point, in Sisian city. Customs registration of vehicles imported into Armenia by trailers across the Armenian-Georgian border, belonging to commodity group 8703 in the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity, has also been carried out in Gyumri since November 18, 2019. By the end of November, Armenian customs officials will announce that the customs registration of vehicles assigned to product group 8703, transported in containers, will be transferred to the Northern Customs Office (in the city of Gyumri), thus fully transferring the function of customs registration of cars in the city of Gyumri.
As for the complaints of citizens and the accumulation of vehicle importers at the Gyumri customs office, according to the head of the State Customs Committee, they were mainly due to the fact that only one branch of "Araratbank" served the citizens here, which could not cope purely due to the physical volume of work. In addition, according to the chief tax official, "compatriots showed resourcefulness here too." "They came up with a new form of doing business: they came to a car customs at night, removed license plates from cars, stood in line and sold their place in line to others in the morning." We informed about the problem in time and our colleagues from the Police quickly resolved the issue and today, I think, people do not face a similar task, "he said.
It is planned that the vehicle customs office in Gyumri, which will provide services on a one-stop basis - not only customs registration will be carried out here, but also registration of vehicles and issuance of numbers, will serve 1000-1200 vehicles daily. As the head of the State Customs Committee assures, the issue of accumulations of cars at the Noragavit vehicle customs office will be resolved before the end of 2019.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that a program was launched in Armenia to establish a new vehicle customs office in Gyumri. The total cost of the program is 2.2 billion drams. The intentions to transfer the vehicle customs office for imported cars from the vehicle customs office in Noragavit to Gyumri come from the order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in connection with an unprecedented increase in the import of motor vehicles from countries that are not members of the EAEU. The new paragraph is intended to become part of the center for the promotion of foreign economic activity. Construction is planned on the territory of 21.5 hectares owned by the Ministry of Defense. 4.5 hectares from this territory will be allocated for the establishment of a customs and police service center. 181 mln drams were allocated at the first stage of construction of the SRC vehicle customs office, and 966 mln drams at the second stage.