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02 July 2020, 19:10

EEC gearing up for EAEU summit due in Minsk on 17 July

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MOSCOW, 2 July (BelTA) – Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich held meetings with Belarus Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the EEC Council Igor Petrishenko, Belarus Taxes and Duties Minister Sergei Nalivaiko, and Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA learned from the EEC press service.

“The parties discussed the organization of a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council due in Minsk on 17 July and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the EEC said.

The meetings focused on the status of implementation of the products traceability mechanism within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to Mikhail Myasnikovich, the document concerns various fields, not only the customs, this is why it is necessary to adopt a comprehensive approach to the implementation and choose the best plan of action.

“The participants of the meetings noted that a product traceability system will help improve the information exchange in the spheres of taxes and customs, harmonize measures and approaches to managing of import from third countries along the whole EAEU border, ensure introduction of traceability mechanisms in merchandise import, and reduce illegal transportation of goods across the EAEU border and within the EAEU,” the EEC stressed.

The agenda of the meetings also included dismantling barriers at the common EAEU market and granting economic entities of the EAEU countries access to the government procurement of Russia, the press service added.

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