YEREVAN, Nov 28 – Sputnik. Free economic zone in Armenia can be beneficial for the assembly of tractors. Sputnik told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter from the director of the Uralets tractor company from Chelyabinsk Vladimir Andryushchenko.
Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov and Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia Suren Karayan discussed the possibilities of working in the free zone of Meghri on the border with Iran in the autumn of 2017.
Production in the free zone is exempt from taxes, which makes it cheaper to produce and sell goods for export.
“The opportunities are interesting, including for sales to neighboring Iran.If the Armenian partners, the organizers of the free zone, will be able to give good suggestions – it’s fine,” Andryushchenko added.
But apart from this, there is Armenia itself, and neighboring Georgia. The Armenian market is not so small – about 300 large tractors a year. “We have already set about 30, opened a service center, we want to expand it,” he added.
At the same time, the same tractor in Yerevan will cost even cheaper than in Chelyabinsk, because its delivery is subsidized by the Russian government, and Armenia does not charge recycling fees from cars.
The Armenian government approved a program for creating a free economic zone in the Meghri community on August 3. The creation of a free trade zone between Armenia and Iran in the Syunik region of Armenia should become a link between the Iranian side and the EAEC. It is assumed that representatives of European business can subsequently use this “bridge”.