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The "Union of the Protectors of the Rights and Interests of the Mine Developers" NGO (UPRIMD) was established and registered in Armenia on December 28, 2017


Canadian Embassy to Armenia in April 2015 organized the Armenia-Canada Business Forum. Prof. Azat Vartanian, the Chairman of ACCC participated in this Forum.




The Delegation of the Government of Armenia participated at the world’s largest annual mining convention (PDAC, Toronto, March 1-4, 2015) to promote the Mining industry of Republic of Armenia.

The delegation was headed by

Hon. Yervand Zakharyan


the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of RA.

Armenia-Canada Chamber of Commerce supports this mission and organized several meetings for companies like Dundee Precious Metals, Lydian Internarnational, Centerra Gold, Alicanto and others.



In July 2014, Hon. Jason Kenney,


Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism of Canada, visited Armenia. Mr. Kenney met with the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and others.

kenney in Armenia

ACCC was actively involved in the organization and preparation for the visit. The full press release with details regarding the trip can be found on the website of the Government of Canada.




Canada made the largest investments in Armenia in 2012!


Canada led foreign investments in Armenia in 2012, accounting for more than a fourth -- $102 million of $391 total investment.

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According to the National Statistical Service, Russia made $83 million in investment, with Switzerland accounting for $39 million.

Most of Canadian and Swiss money went into mining, while Russia and France led investments in telecommunications. (| 18.12.12 | 13:47).



On January 18, 2013, Armenia announces launch of Southern Armenia Railway and High Speed Road Projects

railway project

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The Canada-Armenia Chamber of Commerce introduced Dr. Areg Galstyan


the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources for the Republic of Armenia t to its members and invited guests to promote Armenia as a mining-friendly jurisdiction and an up and coming destination for Canadian investors.and Caldera in September 2010.  



The following information have been provided by the Price WaterHouse Coopers and will be helpful to the potential investors.


- Doing Business and Investing in Armenia (2010)


- Armenia pocket tax book


For over a decade, The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Washington's preeminent think tank, have tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom.


The rank of Canada for 2012 is 6, with overall score of 80.5, and the rank of Armenia is 39, with overall score of 68.8.

What is economic freedom?

Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state. In economically free societies, governments allow labor, capital and goods to move freely, and refrain from coercion or constraint of liberty beyond the extent necessary to protect and maintain liberty itself. (See the Methodology.)

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November 23-28, 2009

Dr. Vahram Nercissiantz,

the Chief Economic Advisor to the President of Armenia visited Canada. The visit was organized by the ACCC.

Dr. Nercissiantz had important meetings in Montreal,Ottawa and Toronto ... more


ACCC signed a partnership Agreement with the Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (October 2009)


Congratulation letter from the Armenian Embassy

Congratulation letter from the Hon. Jason Kenney, the Minister of citizenship and Immigration

The ACCC signed discount contracts with major hotels and appartment service Agency in Yerevan


ACCC signed a partnership Agreement with the Armenian Development Agency.


ACCC has established direct partnership relations with State and Private entities in Armenia....

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Welcome to the web-page of the Armenia-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ACCC). ACCC is a Non-for-Profit corporation with Head-Quarters located in Montreal, Canada.

It was established in 2008 to serve Canadian entities who are interested in the Armenian market and Armenian entities who are interested in the Canadian market!

Members of the ACCC will have private access to all important information and resources on this site.


Our Members will find at the Members section the Armenian State regulations related to the important subjects such as taxation, VAT, customs, business organization and establishment, competition, trade and financing, investment, currency , patents, licensing,trade names and etc. There are answers to the questions related to the opening and registration of your entity or representation office. There are information on

the key sectors of Armenian economy today....




Great news for businesses interesting in Armenia's market.

Grant Thomton designed a mobile application, a useful resource tool, which will help you in planning your business or exploring a new market and make smart strategic decisions.

"Doing Business in Armenia" mobile application is available for a free download from the Apple App Store for all iOS devices. It provides potential businessmen with information, key facts, figures and highlights, to guide them through the factors that are essential to consider, while making an investment decision.

source: "Amcham" magazine.


Why invest in Armenia ?

Investment opportunities: The investment and trade policies of Armenia are considered to be the most open in the CIS by international organizations. Foreign companies are encouraged to invest and are entitled by law to the same treatment as local companies. Moreover, they have a great number of advantages. Armenia's investment climate is continuously improving with a strong government commitment to attract the FDI, including the refinement of the legislative framework.

  The Law on Foreign Investment, adopted in July 1994, regulates foreign investment in Armenia. It provides guarantees to foreign investors and protects investors from changes in the business related laws for five years. According to the Law, a "Foreign Investor" is any foreign company or citizen, a person without citizenship, an Armenian citizen permanently residing outside of Armenia, or an international organization that invests in Armenia. "Foreign investment" is any form of property, including financial assets and intellectual property, which is invested by a foreign investor directly in the territory of Armenia, in any economic or other venture. (ADA)


News from our partners



TORONTO. Ontario. May 25, 2015 - Lydian International Limited (TSX: LYD) ("Lydian” or the “Company”) is providing a summary of the voting results from its 2015 Annual General Meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on Thursday May 21, 2015 in Toronto. Ontario.


Congratulations to the new elected Directors of Lydian International :


Gordon Wylie, Howard H. J. Stevenson, Willan  H. Abel, Timothy Read, Stephen J. Altmann, Vahan Kololian.

source: Lydian International web-site.

Other news from Lydian.


News from our Members:

ACCC has recognized 2 Armenian companies as Members.

cmc "Construction Management Company" CJSC and

Hydro Corp "Hydrocorporation" CJSC.



"Construction Management Company" CJSC is one of the premier companies in Armenia developing services in construction and transportation.
The main aim of the company is to perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction and transportation services, electric power plant, producing big diameter polyethylene pipes, providing; lifting equipment, transports, at fair and market competitive prices. To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes.  To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers.



ACCC recognized "Anelik" Bank as a corporate member from Armenia.



During the last week of May the ACCC organized the mission of Canadian entities representing mining sector to Armenia.

Members of the Mission had a chance to meet Ministers of the Energy and Natural Resources, Nature Protection and other officials

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Caldera Resources Inc. is a Montreal based resource exploration company focused on low cost mining opportunities in Southeast Europe and the Caucuses. Our goal is to develop projects that can becommercialized in a very short time horizon compared to traditional mining projects.



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