PROCEDURES OF IMPORT AND EXPORT OF GOODS TRANSPORTED BY NATURAL PERSONS ACROSS RA CUSTOMS BORDER
 

According to Article 179 of the Customs Code of the Customs Union the customs declaration of goods is carried out by declarants or customs representatives acting for and on behalf of the declarants. The customs declaration is done in writing and/or electronically by using customs declaration. 

According to Article 355 of the Customs Code of the Customs Union the customs declaration of goods of personal use is carried out during travelling of natural persons across the customs border parallel to presenting of the goods to the customs authority. 

The customs declaration of goods of personal use is done in writing by using passenger customs declaration.

The customs declaration of the goods for personal use of natural persons under 16 years of age is carried out by the accompanying person (one of the parents, the adopter, custodian or trustee, other accompanying person or, in case of absence of an accompanying person, the transporter’s representative, and in case of organized departure/arrival of a group of underage persons without parents, adopters, custodians or trustees it is carried out by the group leader or the carrier’s representative). 

The criteria for classification of the goods transported across the customs border as goods for personal use, the price, quantity and weight norms of transportation of goods for personal use without customs payments, the instances of relief from customs fees for individual categories of goods for personal use, as well as the procedure of applying customs duties and taxes are stipulated by the agreement signed on June 18, 2010 between the member states of Eurasian Economic Union “On the procedure of fulfilling customs functions related to transportation across the customs border by natural persons and release of goods for personal use”

 

LIMITS


A departing or arriving natural person can import up to 10 designations of medicines and medicaments - each of which does not exceed three consumer packages - for a health course or personal use unless a larger amount required for health treatment purpose is documented. 

The import by a natural person to the customs area of the Customs Union of cash funds and/or traveler’s checks shall be carried out without limits as follows:

  • in case of a single import of cash monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques equal to or not exceeding 10 thousand US dollars the monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques are not subject to customs declaration in writing;
  • in case of a single import of cash monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques above 10 thousand dollars the monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques are subject to customs declaration in writing via presenting passenger customs declaration in the whole sum of the imported cash funds and/or traveler’s cheques.

The export by a natural person from the customs area of the Customs Union of cash funds and/or traveler’s checks shall be carried out without limits as follows:

  • in case of a single export of cash monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques equal to or not exceeding 10 thousand US dollars the monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques are not subject to customs declaration in writing;
  • in case of a single export of cash monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques above 10 thousand dollars the mentioned monetary funds and/or traveler’s cheques are subject to customs declaration in writing via presenting passenger customs declaration in the whole sum of the exported cash funds and/or traveler’s cheques.

 

TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS VIA INTERNATIONAL POSTAL DELIVERIES AND TRANSPORTATION BY NATURAL PERSONS OF GOODS FOR PERSONAL USE


Common customs tariffs (except for customs fee) are paid at below common rates for the goods imported from countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union to the Republic of Armenia by natural persons via postal or courier deliveries:

  1. 0 rate if the total weight of the goods transported within a month does not exceed 30 kg and the customs value does not exceed 200 thousand drams
  2. 22.5 percent if the total weight of the goods imported to the Republic of Armenia within a month does not exceed 30 kg and the customs value exceeds 200 thousand drams but does not exceed the amount of Armenian drams equivalent to 1000 Euros
  3. 30 percent but not less than the amounts stipulated per each kilogram exceeding 30 kg under the Union’s relevant international agreement, if the total weight of the goods imported to the Republic of Armenia within a month exceeds 30 kg or if the customs value exceeds the amount of Armenian drams equivalent to 1000 Euros.

The import of goods by natural persons who are not sole entrepreneurs under the law of the Republic of Armenia is observed as an import carried out for the purpose of entrepreneurial activity if the amounts of the goods (including member states of the Union and those outside the Union) imported to the Republic of Armenia by natural persons exceed the obvious trade amounts of goods imported to the Republic of Armenia as established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. 

Natural persons arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence, including internally displaced persons or refugees, may import the property of their personal use without making customs payments (except for the customs tariff). The mentioned relief may be used by a person once in five years. 

Armenian citizens who have permanently resided outside of the Republic of Armenia for a continued period of at least five years during the period preceding the day of the arrival for permanent residence, foreign citizens, persons without citizenship - except for internally displaced persons and refuges for whom the fact of having permanently resided outside of the Republic of Armenia for a continued period of five years does not count - are deemed individuals arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence. 

A person who has resided outside of the Republic of Armenia for a total of 184 days and more during each calendar year of the period in question is deemed a person having had permanent residence outside of the Republic of Armenia. 

A person who has been in the Republic of Armenia for a total of 181 days and more during each calendar year of the period in question is deemed a person who has permanently resided in the Republic of Armenia. 

The fact and the period of permanent residence outside and on the territory of the Republic of Armenia shall be determined by the customs authority on the basis of the information on crossing the state border of the Republic of Armenia by the given natural person as officially provided to the customs authority by the body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. 

The property for personal use of the natural persons arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence may be imported not later than within 18 months from the day of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence. 

The date of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence for natural persons without registration in the Republic of Armenia is the date of registration in the Republic of Armenia within 180 days after arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence. 

When arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence the date of addressing to the customs authority in writing within 180 days following the date of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence is deemed the date of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence for natural persons who have registration in the Republic of Armenia. 

The period preceding the date of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence is the continued period of calendar days, months and years preceding the given date. 

The period following the date of arrival in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence is the continued period of calendar days, months and years following the given date. 

Internally displaced persons or refugees may, irrespective of the fact of arriving in the Republic of Armenia for permanent residence, import the property of their personal use to the Republic of Armenia with customs duty relief if they present to the customs authorities a document proving the relevant status which is provided by the body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. 

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR CARRYING OUT CUSTOMS CONTROL FOR THE GOODS AND VEHICLES TRANSPORTED BY NATURAL PERSONS ACROSS RA CUSTOMS BORDER

 

According to the N1779-N RA government decision of 21st November 2003 the documents necessary for the realization of customs supervision for the imported goods and transport facilities by the natural persons are:

  • customs declaration, also the form CD 1 of customs value details declaration in the cases provided by the RA legislation,
  • the invoice of goods purchase or the contract or the document proving the request of payment via internet or other corresponding substituting document.   

The document necessary for the realization of customs supervision for the exported goods and transport facilities by the natural persons is

  • Customs declaration in the cases provided by the RA legislation.
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APPENDIX 

 KIND AND VALUE SIZES OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOODS IMPORTED BY AIR TRANSPORT VEHICLES ACROSS THE RA CUSTOMS BORDER BY NATURAL PERSONS WITHOUT THE CUSTOMS DUE PAYMENTi

 

GOODS CODE ACCORDING
TO THE FEACN
THE NAME OF GOODSKIND AND VALUE SIZE
 
09Coffee, tea, mate or mate Paraguay tea and spices1 kg
16 

             
1604 30

Prepared products from meat, fish or crayfish, mollusk
or other water invertebrates,
including
caviar of sturgeon and other substitutes

5 kg


0.5 kg
21

2102

Different food,
except
ferment (active or not active) 

1 kg
22Alcoholic, not alcoholic beverages, vinegar 2 liters or  1 bottle, if the volume of 1 bottle is more than 2 liters
2402

Cigars, cigars with cut end, cigarillos (thin cigars) and cigarettes with tobacco or its substitutes, including
cigars
cigarillos
cigarettes (with or without filters)



10 units
400 units
400 units

KIND AND VALUE SIZES OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOODS IMPORTED, EXCEPT  BY AIR TRANSPORT VEHICLES, ACROSS THE RA CUSTOMS BORDER BY  NATURAL PERSONS WITHOUT THE CUSTOMS DUE PAYMENT

GOODS CODE ACCORDING
TO THE FEACN
THE NAME OF GOODSKIND AND VALUE SIZE
 
02meat and nutritive sub-products 10 kg
03


0301

0302 70 000
fish and crayfish, mollusk
or other 
water invertebrates
except -alive fish
including
fish caviar
10 kg




0.5 kg
04


0408 11

0407 00
milk products, bird eggs, natural honey, animal origin products, not mentioned or included in other place, except 
-egg powder 
including
bird egg with shell, fresh, preserved or boiled





100 kg
08

eatable fruit or nuts, peels and shells of citrus plants and melon

10 kg
09eatable fruit or nuts, peels and shells of citrus plants and melon1 kg
1206 00eatable fruit or nuts, peels and shells of citrus plants and melon10 kg

15

 

 

1515 30 100

 

animal or vegetal fats and oils, materials from their dissection, prepared nutritive oils, animal and vegetal candles,
except - Castor oil and its parts of distil, for the production of anmino-undecan acid for the use in synthetic fiber or artificial
polymer materials
10 kg

16

 

1604 30

prepared products from meat, fish or crayfish, mollusk or other water invertebrates, including5 kg

0.5 kg
 
1704

1704 10
 
caviar of sturgeon and other substitutes10 kg

0.2 kg
18

1801 00 000
cacao and products from it,
except granular, total or divided, raw or roasted
cacao
5 kg
1902pasta products, exposed or not to thermal processing, with filling (from meat or other products) or without, or prepared in other ways, as spaghetti, pasta, noodle, horn, ravioli, cannelloni, cuscus for the nutritive use prepared or not5 kg
1904prepared products from swollen or roasted plant grains or cereal products (for example corn cereals), granule plants in form of grains or cereals (except corn cereals) processed in other way (except the small and large grounded flour, wheat) boiled in advance or prepared in other way, not mentioned or included in other places.5 kg
1905 31
1905 32
sweet dry cookie, waffle, waffle slices5 kg
21

2102
different food,
except 
ferment (active or not active)
1 kg
22alcoholic, not alcoholic beverages, vinegar2 liters or  1 bottle, if the volume of 1 bottle is more than 2 liters
2402Cigars, cigars with cut end, cigarillos (thin cigars) and cigarettes with tobacco or its substitutes, including 
cigars 
cigarillos 
cigarettes (with or without filters)


10 units
400 units
400 units
64

6406

 
shoes, laces, and items like this, their parts,
except 
-shoe parts (including the vamp, attached or not attached ploughshares), removable ploughshares, heels and similar items and their parts
5 pairs 
91

9108-9112, 9114
clocks and parts of clocks, 
except
-parts of clocks
3 units