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19 November 2021, 12:22

Belarus PM expects lower duty-free merchandise import limit to spur online trade in EAEU

YEREVAN, 19 November (BelTA) – The gradual reduction and equalization of duty-free merchandise import limits will encourage the development of domestic online trade in the Eurasian Economic Union. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement at a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Yerevan, Armenia on 19 November, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the development of online trade. I am convinced that the gradual reduction and equalization of duty-free merchandise import limits will be a key factor in shaping favorable trends in the development of online trade in the Eurasian Economic Union and the prevention of various abuses in this sphere.”

In his opinion, a positive decision on the matter will enable equal conditions for importing online trade products in all countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and will give an additional impulse to further development in this direction.

Roman Golovchenko also mentioned vigorous work of the Eurasian Economic Commission and government agencies of the EAEU member states on realizing the measures stipulated by the strategic guidelines on the development of Eurasian economic integration for the period till 2025.

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