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Myasnikovich: Work on concept to approximate laws of Belarus, Russia is too slow

Economy 18.07.2019 | 13:07
Mikhail Myasnikovich
Mikhail Myasnikovich

ST PETERSBURG, 18 July (BelTA) – The development of the concept of approximation of legislations of Belarus and Russia is making little headway for no good reason, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich said at a plenary session on the sidelines of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 18 July, BelTA has learned.

The work on the concept is the responsibility of the Standing Committee and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Belarus put forward its proposals throughout 2018. “However, the work on the document is unjustifiably too slow,” Mikhail Myasnikovich complained.

The concept is meant to harmonize and unify national legislations and law-enforcement practices. This is critical for system-based regulation of many issues.

These issues include the procedure of passing and implementing decisions affecting the interests of the partner state. “This gives rise to many barriers,” he noted. Mikhail Myasnikovich suggested that the Union State Standing Committee scrutinize this matter and report on the results at a regular session of the Supreme State Council.

The head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament also gave his take on the issue of product marking using identification techniques. “If we do not agree on mutual recognition of national systems and if we do not pass a common procedure of information support, the markets of the EAEU and the Union State might get paralyzed. The matter was raised multiple times. We ask the Government of the Russian Federation to make a decision taking into account the positions of the EAEU partners,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said.

He expressed concern over remaining restrictions imposed on some Belarusian food producers despite the road maps on removing mutual restrictions.

Belarus and Russia are in talks over a new action program to implement the Union State Treaty. Its provisions have passed the test of time and proved their soundness. They remain relevant and are constantly updated, Mikhail Myasnikovich added.

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