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11 November 2021, 10:56

Belarus' vice premier to attend EEC Council session on 12 November

Igor Petrishenko
Igor Petrishenko

MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) – Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister, member of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) from Belarus Igor Petrishenko is set to take part in the EEC Council online meeting on 12 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government.

The agenda includes 16 issues. Plans are in place to consider and approve an action plan to implement the main areas of industrial cooperation as part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) by 2025. The draft plan contains certain events, establishes the procedure and terms for their implementation, as well as the responsible executors.

The participants of the session are also expected to consider amendments to the requirements for implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the quality management system of medical devices depending on the potential risk of their use. The corresponding draft decision of the EEC Council has been worked out to develop mechanisms to evaluate the quality management system of medical products amid the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the world.

The participants of the session will also consider the issue of establishing an import customs duty rate of the Eurasian Economic Union single customs tariff on vanadium oxides and hydroxides. The introduction of this measure is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of vanadium ligatures and titanium alloys based on them for the aerospace industry, increasing their production volumes and the level of utilization of production facilities.

There are also plans to approve a draft protocol on amendments to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of 29 May 2014 in part of determining the procedure for levying indirect taxes when providing online services and send it to member states for the internal procedures required for its signing.

At Belarus' initiative, the parties will look into the issue of developing a biological security strategy of the Eurasian Economic Union. The need to develop a strategy is due to the growing socio-economic and geopolitical significance of the negative impact of biological threats on the territory of all states without exception on human life and the environment.

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