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Union State MPs pass recommendations on removing barriers between Belarus, Russia

Economy 15.06.2018 | 15:17
Photo courtesy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia
Photo courtesy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia

MOSCOW, 15 June (BelTA) – Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia approved recommendations on enabling equal conditions for economic entities of Belarus and Russia during parliamentary hearings in Kaliningrad, the assembly's press service told BelTA.

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia looked into the most acute problems impeding Belarus-Russia trade and economic cooperation. As a result of the discussion and taking into account submitted proposals the parliamentarians approved recommendations on lifting the existing barriers and restrictions.

The recommendations contain systemic and comprehensive proposals designed to remove the hindrances standing in the way of the common economic space and the legal foundation of the common market, the equal conditions and guarantees for commercial entities, and the free flow of goods, services, capital, and workforce inside the states parties to the Union State Foundation Treaty. The resulting document also includes a list of specific legal barriers and restrictions, which persist in Belarus-Russia trade relations and were detected in the course of the parliamentary hearings. Possible ways to remove the specified barriers and restrictions were suggested.

Representatives of the Permanent Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia also took part in the parliamentary hearings as well as representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission, ministries and government agencies of Belarus and Russia, the National Center for Legislation and Legal Research of Belarus, the Kaliningrad Oblast government, the Kaliningrad Oblast parliament, government agencies from other regions of Russia, and the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The discussion on ways to mutually adjust Belarusian and Russian laws as part of the efforts to secure equal rights for commercial entities will continue during the 54th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in Brest on 18 June.

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