Armenia Calls for Broadening of Trade Ties with Iran
Armenian Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan called for boosting trade exchanges between Yerevan and Tehran.
"My country is an entrance gate for transport of Iranian goods and services to Eurasia which helps the two countries to broaden their trade and economic relations," the Iranian envoy said.
Tumanyan said that Armenia’s market is a fertile ground for attracting Iranian goods.
"The Iranian businessmen could transport their goods to the Eurasian countries via Armenia without having to pay customs duties," he added.
Tumanyan reiterated that the Iranian businessmen can make use of Armenia's road and air transit facilities without having to ask for visa, and said, "The two countries should benefit from the good opportunity to expand economic ties."
On Sunday, Tehran and Yerevan signed an agreement to boost their cooperation in the field of customs affairs.
The cooperation pact was sealed by Head of Iran's Customs Administration Massoud Karbasian and Chairman of Armenia's State Revenue Committee Vardan Harutyunyan in Yerevan.
According to the agreement, the two countries will promote cooperation on custom regulations, products’ value and classification, enforcing rules and transportation rules.
Both sides discussed challenges and cross-border trade opportunities and the ways to foster trade relations
Upon implementation of all provisions of the newly-signed protocol, all information, requests as well as customs and trade documents between Iran and Armenia need to be provided in accordance with national laws of both sides.
As per the agreement, every three months as well as on an annual basis, the two parties will exchange customs statistics data on bilateral trade turnover.
The cooperation pact will provide the necessary grounds for facilitating and expanding trade between Tehran and Yerevan as will also open a new chapter in trade relations, which will in turn, elevate bilateral economic ties between the two countries.
Export the Islamic Republic of Iran to Armenia amounted to $179.103 million in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 21) and Iran’s imports from Armenia during the same period stood at $20.892 million.