YEREVAN, February 15. /ARKA/. In 2019, Armenia paid 63.4 billion drams in customs taxes to the Eurasian Economic Union’s (EEU) total budget, and received 75.4 billion drams, the deputy head of the State Revenue Committee Shushanik Nersisyan told a press conference on Friday.
According to the EEU’s customs regulations, when distributing the aggregate customs duties among member states Armenia’s share is 1.22%, that of Belarus is 4.56%, Kazakhstan’s share is 7.055%, Kyrgyzstan’s is 1.9% and that of Russia is 85.265%.
Nersisyan noted that during 2018-2019, Armenia’s payments were growing because of the rise in imports. “This indicates our strengthened administration and honest relations with EEU partner countries,” she said.
She added that last December Armenia paid more of customs taxes to EEU’s overall budget than received, but “this is normal”. ($1 – 479.11 drams).