Armenia joined the Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States and the Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit. Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Karen Nazaryan conveyed the corresponding documents to the Secretary General.
The conventions provide for freedom of the seas on equal terms with coastal States. According to the document, in order to promote fully the economic development of the land-locked countries, the said countries should be afforded by all States, on the basis of reciprocity, free and unrestricted transit, in such a manner that they have free access to regional and international trade in all circumstances and for every type of goods.
Goods in transit should not be subject to any customs duty. Means of transport in transit should not be subject to special taxes or charges higher than those levied for the use of means of transport of the transit country.
Among Armenia’s neighbors, only Georgia and Turkey had joined the two conventions earlier. Iran has joined the Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit.