Pundit says opening of Turkish border to boost Armenian export

Mediamax news agency
29 Sep 04

Yerevan, 29 September: The opening of the Armenian-Turkish borders
will create an opportunity to boost Armenia's export and foreign
trade, Tigran Dzhrbashyan, director of the Armenian-European centre
for political and legal consultations, told today's seminar entitled
"The economic efficiency of opening the Armenian-Turkish borders and
possible developments".

He highlighted several economic consequences for Armenia if the
Armenian-Turkish borders are opened: increased budget revenue, less
transport dependency, drop in the cost price of goods due to low
transport charges, and increased investment.

At the same time, he thinks that there will appear the necessity for
the legal protection of local manufacturers at the domestic market.