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EEU Heads of Government agree on fundamental provisions of the Customs Code

13 August 2016, 01:15
Photo: Официальный сайт Премьер-Министра РК

Draft of a document important for the EEU will be finalized in the near future.

"We discussed a number of important issues aimed at strengthening the EEU legal base. In particular, it was crucially important that we have almost agreed on a draft of the EEU Customs Code. There are left one or two small questions which I am sure we will finalize in the near future and this document will be accepted,” the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said at the press-conference on the results of the Intergovernmental meeting.

All the meeting participants stressed importance of adoption of the fundamental document regulating activities within the EEU, and significance of reached agreements on period determination of its adoption.

"The progress is obvious, and no doubt that the work on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will be completed in the autumn,” the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov said. Particular attention was paid to traceability of goods, provision and functioning of the common market of medical products within the EEU.

Speaking of the documents regulating distribution of medical products, the meeting participants noted importance of a quick approval of common principles and rules within the EEU.

Thus, according to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan, adoption of documents that unify requirements for pharmaceutical products, will allow the EEU members to enter markets of the third countries.

Also there was considered a question on regulation of import and distribution of goods to the EEU territory in connection with Kazakhstan’s accession to WTO.

"A decision submitted today on import and distribution of goods on the customs territory of the Union has a technical nature, but this document is important because it provides transparency in Kazakhstan’s appliance of reduced rates of import customs duties, and if you want – it will in a timely manner regulate our internal relations," the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus said.

At the meeting they agreed that in a short term there will be developed an agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on use of unified railway tariffs in respect to Kyrgyz goods.

"I think today was a very important meeting. Regular meetings of the Prime Ministers provide a constructive approach for solving a number of issues," Karim Masimov said.