ArmInfo.The law is the law, and while it is in force, it must be followed. Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated on December 6 during government hour in the Armenian parliament, answering a question from Shirak Torosyan, a MP from the ruling Civil Contract faction.
The MP, in particular, drew attention to the increasingly frequent cases of officers of the Patrol Service fining Armenian and Georgian drivers with Georgian numbers.
In this regard, the head of government noted that this measure is part of the legislation that complies with the international obligations of the state. Pashinyan emphasized that with the introduction of the Patrol Service, questions related to the application of the law constantly arise. "If we want the rule of law to prevail in the country, it is impossible to tell the police about the need to apply the law in one case and refuse to apply it in another case," the RA Prime Minister emphasized, pointing out the importance of solving the problem at the legislative level without violating international obligations. Pashinyan assured that the search for a solution to the problem is proceeding at an active pace.
In September, employees of the State Revenue Committee seized 16 cars imported from third countries, mainly with Georgian numbers. The cars were confiscated as a result of raids carried out with the help of patrol police in Yerevan, as well as in Gyumri and Vanadzor, more than 130 cars from third countries were checked. These 16 cars were confiscated because the owners transferred them to third parties. Meanwhile, according to the EAEU Customs Code, cars imported under the temporary import regime can only be used by their owner. They can only be transferred to parents, children or spouse. In all other cases, permission from customs services is required. The Committee reminds that without this permission, cars cannot be transferred even with a notarized power of attorney.