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Moscow and Yerevan agreed to exchange statistical data to optimize raw diamonds export

29 october 2014
Moscow and Yerevan agreed to exchange statistical data showing the necessary amount of rough exported to Armenia under the intergovernmental agreement, Vice President of ALROSA Andrey Polyakov told the Armenpress News Agency.
"The intergovernmental agreement signed between Armenia and Russia provides for the import of rough diamonds to Armenia at domestic market prices practiced in Russia. In particular, export duties are canceled. According to the agreement, the entire amount of necessary raw materials will be transferred to Armenia to be processed," he explained.
"There is an agreement with the Armenian side on the exchange of statistical data showing the amount of the raw materials needed and the amount of diamon goods processed and based on that, the parties will determine the amount of the rough to be exported to Armenia," Polyakov said.
ALROSA is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and sale of diamonds. Its mining operations are located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Arkhangelsk Region. The largest shareholders of ALROSA are the Government of the Russian Federation (44%) and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), which owns 25% of the diamond giant, while the company’s free float is 23%.

Pavel Tolmach, Rough&Polished