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Suren Karayan

Suren Karayan

Minister of Economic Development and Investments

In office since
27 September 2016

Ministry of Economic Development and Investments

The Republic of Armenia Ministry of Economic Development and Investments is a republican body of executive authority, which elaborates the economic development policies of the Republic of Armenia Government.

First Deputy:
Garegin Melkonyan

Deputy Ministers:
Emil Tarasyan
Tigran Khachatryan
Hovhannes Azizyan

5 M. Mkrtchyan street, Yerevan 0010


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Standalone Units and State Agencies

Agency for Licensing and Permits

Head: Armen Nalbandyan

The Licensing and Permits Agency provides services in the field of licenses, permits, Kimberly certificates, hotel facility qualifications and conclusions. The agency grants licenses to trade organizations covering trading areas, production of measurement units, control of exports of controlled goods and controlled transfer of intangible values and permissions over dual-purpose goods transit through the territory of the Republic of Armenia. It also issue findings on the results of such processed goods as are imported under the temporary import (export) customs regime.

Intellectual Property Agency

Head: Armen Azizyan

The Intellectual Property Agency provides services in the field of intellectual property related with the legal protection of intellectual property associated with the operation of the legislation in the field of intellectual property. It provides training, support and recruitment of the Republic of Armenia patents etc.

Market Surveillance Inspection Body

Head: Levon Khalikyan

The Market and Consumer Protection State Inspectorate implements public control activities n the field of standardization, measurement uniformity, conformity assessment and market surveillance state, as well as in the area of consumer protection acting on behalf of the Republic of Armenia: In other words, the Inspectorate provides services in search of safety, high quality of consumer goods and defined rules of trade and industry, and accurate means of measuring the performance of the control as well as the protection of rights and interests of consumers.

State Tourism Committee

Chairman: Zarmine Zeytuntsyan

The State Tourism Committee is a State agency affiliated to the Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Republic of Armenia, which develops and implements the policy of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in the field of tourism.