Agriculture ministry creates equal competitive conditions for brandy spirit producer and importer in Armenia
Armenia’s ministry of agriculture has initiated a legislative change according to which equal competitive conditions are created for brandy alcohol producers and importers in the country.
“We have presented an initiative for a respective legislative change, and it has been approved. The change aims at reaching the development of viticulture, brandy and protection of the local producer. Alcohol and brandy productions are activities subject to notification, the fine is set at 15 million drams. Meanwhile, the import is not subject to notification. In other words, the importer of alcohol was in better condition than the local producer. But now we brought both the local producer and importer to the same legislative field, the import of spirit has also become an activity subject to notice”, the minister said.
The minister informed that change was made also in terms of setting equality between the small and large companies.