CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

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Chamber – Foreign Relations

On March 25 RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted coordinators of Eurasian Competitiveness Program of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mr. Francesco Alfonso, Mr. Clement Brenot, Mr. Kiril Kossev and Mr. Gregory Lecomte. Executive Director of the Chamber Mr. Araik Vardanyan introduced the guests the strategy and functions of the Chamber. The Program is aimed at developing plans for the private sector of Armenia which will be submitted to the discussion of Eurasian round table in October. Opinions and observations were expressed on separate issues of the Program implementation and cooperation by Advisor to RA CCI President Mr....

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Armenian-Iranian Economic Relations

On March 14 RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary First Deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Reza Mostafa and Commercial Attaché of the Embassy Mr. Hamayak Avetisyan. Executive Director of RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Araik Vardanyan and President of Yerevan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Andranik Aleksanyan introduced the guests business environment of Armenia emphasizing at the same time that Armenia can become intermediate circle for Iran to come out to CIS countries in addition to be direct market for the latter. Iranian guests offered to send business mission to...

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Armenian-Russian Relations

On March 13 business meeting of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Nizhny Novgorod of Russian Federation and Yerevan was held in RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Economic potential of Nizhny Novgorod and cooperation priority were presented by the presentation of “the business mission of businessmen of Nizhny Novgorod” project. Main sector of cooperation is health sector this time – medical techniques, equipments and supplies. 140 phone tentative agreements were reached with the potential partners prior to the meeting. After the main meeting face to face conversations and dozens of business meetings were held for establishing new relations, strengthening...

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Armenian-Serbian Business Forum

On March 11 Armenian-Serbian business forum was held in “Ani Plaza” hotel of Yerevan in the framework of the official visit of Mr. Ivan Mrkich - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia to Armenia. RA Minister of Economy Mr. Vahram Avanesyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Mr. Ivan Mrkich, Vice-President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia Mr. Zdravko Elushich and General Director of Armenian Development Agency Mr. Robert Harutyunyan also emphasized that Chambers of Commerce and Industry are important factors for activating commercial economic relations of the two countries. Executive Director of RA Chamber...

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RA CCI – European Union

The Investment conference organized by RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry in “Ani Plaza” hotel in the framework of “East Invest” project in Armenia was targeted at strengthening the cooperation between European and Armenian enterprises, as well as business support organizations which enabled two parties to discuss concrete projects. So far 3 dozen companies have registered their projects by the Armenian side. Executive Director of RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Araik Vardanyan had opening speech, RA Deputy Minister of Economy Mr. Tigran Harutyunyan welcomed the participants on behalf of the Government, Head of Trade and Private Sector Development...

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RA CCI – Municipality of Yerevan

The community of Yerevan is the pulse of the Republic and the business. And, in that respect Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia particularly stresses collaboration with the Municipality. Creation of workplaces, development of domestic production, support to the expansion of export and foreign trade are included in the important agenda for the two structures. For this purpose the President of RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Martin Sargsyan and Mayor of Yerevan Mr. Taron Margaryan signed an agreement on February 21 which creates a major opportunity to develop and strengthen collaboration in all the sectors...

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The Businessmen are Negotiating

While the lively discussions are in process on positive and negative aspects of joining the Customs Union, Armenian and Russian businessmen are discussing in practice and developing projects of cooperation in Yerevan. The work was launched by the business forum organized by Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Yerevan and Moscow in the conference hall of RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry in which Armenian and Russian businessmen, responsibles of the sector took part. After the official part Armenian and Russian businessmen defined the scopes of mutual investment and commercial relations during face to face meeting, signed near and far-reaching working contracts...

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Armenia – Benin

On February 18 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the Republic of Armenia (residence in Moscow) H.E. Prof. Anicet Gabriel Kotchofa visited RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry by the expectation of developing commercial economic relations between the Republic of Benin and Armenia. Executive Director of RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Araik Vardanyan pointed out the necessity to create database through the Embassy for the meeting of entrepreneurs. The Ambassador noted that his country is interested in activating economic relations with Armenia. The Ambassador mentioned that one of the largest supermarket of the Republic...

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Project Management Training

On January 29-31 RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized 3-day Project Management training in the framework of “East Invest” project. The training aimed at strengthening the administrative, financial and managerial capacity of business support organizations. The latter was conducted by the European experts. The training was held in Vanadzor. The training had involved middle management and staff of the EaP BSOs dealing directly with the implementation of international projects. “East Invest” project is the initiative of European Commission, managed by Eurochambres and funded by the European Union....

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