Armenian News-NEWS.am had sent an inquiry to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan in regard to the prohibition of citizens of Russia driving cars with Armenian license plates and had asked what the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union stipulates in this case, taking into consideration the ensuring of freedom of movement of goods, persons, capital and services in the domestic market, and what measures the Government of Armenia is taking to protect the rights of Armenian citizens of Russia. Armenian News-NEWS.am had also asked if there had been talks with the relevant authorities of Russia over this issue and what solution would be given.
In response to the inquiry, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister stated the following:
“We have obviously discussed the matter with our colleagues of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Russian Federation. The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union has sent relevant inquiries to the Ministries of Economy and Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union is currently developing its official position on the issue that will be summed up in a few days upon receipt of the responses to the inquiries.”
Since July, drivers in Russia who hold Russian citizenship and drive cars with Armenian license plates have been forced to register their cars in Russia and clear the car from customs according to the customs duty rates set in Russia, if they don’t want their cars to be seized.