New educational center

On November 10, took place opening of the Armenian Educational and Partners Support Center of the "AMADEUS" system and introducing of new joint business projects of “Cross Line” and “AMADEUS” companies. Mr. Harutyun Hayrapetyan, member of Presidium of CCI and Mr. Sergey Kozlov, general director of “AMADEUS-information technologies” LLC appreciated the importance of Center and the necessity of implementing new projects. Mr. Vardan Aleksanyan, director of “Cross Line” presented the activities of the Center in details. Mr. Sergey Kazlov informed about preparation of International experts and Certificates, and handed the first certificates to educators. Participants clarified their position and plans by questions and answers. ...

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East Invest 2 Annual Conference

More than 100 business support organisations from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and the EU Member States gathered in Yerevan today for the East Invest 2 conference to discuss private sector's engagement in policymaking across the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The event was held as part of the EU4Business Week in Armenia and representatives of the European Commission, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), International Trade Centre (ITC) and the East Invest 2 consortium partners were also present. According to Mathieu Bousquet from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations "this...

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Armenian-Bulgarian Ties

On the meeting organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia and the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia (UMBA) the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia Mrs. Maria Pavlova Tsotsorkova-Kaymakchieva and the President of Bulgarian “Remin” and “Nkios Khranijinering” companies Nikolay Rachev were present. Presentations were held on the production of equipment for the food industry as well as on the possibilities for cooperation with Armenia. From the Armenian side, the Director of the company "Credit Partner" Armen Nersisyan presented the volume and quality of provided services as well as cooperation...

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Center for International Private Enterprise representatives’ visit

On July 24-26, representatives from Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) had their regular visit to Armenia to discuss the launch of the project “Strengthening Pro-Reform Dialogue” phase 2. CIPE representatives were Natalia Otel Belan (Deputy Regional Director, Eurasia and South Asia), Elizabeth Lenz (Program Assistant, Eurasia) and Carmen Stanila (Senior Consultant). The 2nd phase of the Program is going to be implemented by Yerevan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In the framework of the visit, meetings have been organized with the President of Armenian Association of Lawyers Karen Zadoyan, President of Foundation for Social and Civil Development Samvel Mkhitaryan, President...

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“Construction and Interior 2017”

On May 19, the 10th international three-day exhibition  “Construction and Interior 2017” was presented in “YEREVAN EXPO” exhibition hall. During his speech, the Presidens of CCI of RA Martin Sargsyan mentioned, “Constructing is one of the most typical characteristics of our nation. During the time, the means and ways of constructing change, however the meaning is the same – to build durable and comfortable, not however forgetting about the design and beauty, national and international construction traditions and style. I am sure that this exhibition is another step towards developing the sector, in terms of taking the Armenian constructors out...

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Presentation of the new Customs Code

On March 7, a seminar-discussion on the EAEU Customs Code took place, which came into force On January 1, 2018. Within the framework of public-private partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of RA and the State Revenue Committee of Armenia initiated a business meeting on the new Customs Code. The new Customs Code contains a number of new provisions that should simplify the work of foreign economic activity participants, thereby boosting economic and trade development. Expected positive effects include export growth and simplification of imported goods, as well as the application of international practices that exclude the impact of the "human...

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On March 6, Mr. Azemar de Mendonesa Sanctos, ambassador of Brazil to Armenia and deputy ambassador Philippe Ortega visited to CCI of RA. Mr. Ambassador mentioned that Armenian products are exported to Brazil not by direct connection and therefore, with high price. There is a need for developing direct relationships. On April 18, a group of Brazilian businessmen will visit to Armenia  for getting acquainted with the Armenian market and opportunities for cooperation. Mr. Andranik Aleksanayn, Executive Director of CCI of RA, Mr. Araik Vardanyan, head of the staff of CCI of RA and Mr. Vladimir Amiryan, Director for International Affairs of...

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Armenia-Republic of South Africa

On March 5, Mr. Andranik Aleksanayn, Executive Director of CCI of RA, accepted Mr. Christian Basson, ambassador of Republic of South Africa to Armenia. During the meeting were introduced the economic development possibilities. Mr. Aleksanyan mentioned the interests of the Armenian side underlining that Armenia's most competitive product is human factor. Mr. Ambassador mentioned that there are the necessary conditions for the development of cooperation, especially in a diamond production, tourism and other spheres. In the meeting participated Mr. Araik Vardanyan, head of the staff of CCI of RA and Mr. Vladimir Amiryan, Director for International Affairs of CCI of Armenia.  ...

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Round-table discussions in 5 regions of Armenia

On January and February, 2018, Business Advocacy Network and Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Aragatsotn, Kotayk, Shirak, Tavoush and Lori organized Regional Round-table discussions about Policy of Taxation, Inspection and Small and Medium Enterprise. Around two hundred representatives of business community participated in Regional Round-table discussions. Speakers presented to participants the changes of the Policy of Taxation, Inspection and Small and Medium Enterprise, as well as, many problems in the listed sectors were mentioned as the result of discussions between experts and participants. Here are issues presented and discussed by businessmen: The recognition of the costs of cash registers for cash register...

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Armenian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission Session in Warsaw

On February 20, 2018, Armenian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission Session took place in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, which was attended by ambassadors, representatives of relevant departments and business communities of both countries. During the session was organized Armenian-Polish B2G business-forum on the initiative of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the CCI of the RA. Around 100 polish companies acquainted with level of trade between Armenia and Poland, different spheres of business in Armenia, investment opportunities  and advantages of bilateral cooperation. There were separate meeting with representatives of polish business as a result of which were acquired arrangements. During the Intergovernmental Commission Session...

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