Eurasian Economic Commission zeroes customs duty rates on import of some goods

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YEREVAN, April 9. /ARКА/. А regular meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive arm of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), held on April 3 in Moscow with the participation of Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, approved a list of essential foods and other goods, whose imports to EEU member countries from third countries will be zeroed from April 1 to June 30.

According to the press service of the Armenian government, the list includes a number of agricultural and food products, in particular, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, carrots, peppers, rye, rice, buckwheat, juices and baby food, as well as some medicines and medical supplies.

By another decision that have come into force, the Eurasian Economic Commission has expanded the list of goods, approved on March 16, which will be also imported with zero customs duty rates from third countries. The exemption will be in force until September 30, 2020. The list includes disinfectants, as well as individual medical supplies and materials.
Armenia declared a 30-day state of emergency on March 16 to stop the spread of coronavirus. Later, it imposed stringent restrictions on the movement of people and banned also some types of economic activity until April 12 inclusive.

As of April 8, 881 confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Armenia, 114 patients were said to have recovered and nine people, all with pre-existing health conditions, died.

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