Armexpertiza says export volume increased

Aug 12 2004


YEREVAN, AUGUST 11, ARMENPRESS: During the 7 months of the running
year Armexpertiza, affiliated to Armenian Palace of Commerce and
Industry, has issued 3059 certificates of origin for export of goods
to Armenian companies which is by 398 more than last year with 15
percent growth reported. According to company director Georgi Nanian,
the company has conducted 3116 different examinations against 2646 of
the last year. The director said that since the beginning of the year
the company provides a new service – real estate assessment, and has
already conducted examinations worth 1 mln 545 drams. Armexpertiza
does not provide certificates of origin to diamond production and
joint stock companies. Goods being exported to CIS and European Union
member states are accompanied with special privileged certificates
which entitle for exemption of customs fee or its reduction. Japan
and Canada are also expected to join this privilege system while US
has agreed to do so this year.
According to Armexpertiza director, Armenian food products,
beverages and juice have high demand especially in CIS, France, USA
while the metal, particularly pheromolibdenium, is mainly exported to
Europe. Export of construction materials is also active. Ararat
cement factory now exports to Iran in addition to Georgia. Hrazdan
Mika-Cement also exports to Georgia.