Government • 01 November, 2018

Meeting of the Council of Eurasian Economic Commission held in Astana

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November 1, 2018, a meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission was held in Astana, reported the press-centre of Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhenish Razakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko, Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mher Grigoryan, Chairman of the EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan took part in the meeting.

The agenda of the meeting included 22 questions. Members of the Commission Council discussed the criteria for the allowability of specific subsidies, as well as the implementation of the Agreement on the labeling of goods by means of EAEU identification, aimed at ensuring legal turnover of goods within the EAEU, protecting consumer rights and preventing actions that mislead them.

Also, the Commission Council’s request to work out the issue of the participation of the EAEU in the WTO bodies as an observer was approved.

At the meeting, the Council approved the agenda of the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (High Council), scheduled for December 2018 in St. Petersburg.

The agenda of the High Council includes the formation of common markets for gas, oil and oil products of the Eurasian Economic Union. The adoption of programs for the formation of common markets is strategically important for the future stable development of Kazakhstan, which will make it possible to fully realize the export potential of these sectors.

An important issue is the further development of integration processes within the EAEU. It is supposed to adopt a declaration on the further development of the EAEU, which will contain the main vectors of the development of integration processes.

Also, the adoption of the main directions of the EAEU international activities for 2019 was approved. This document is adopted annually in order to identify partners that are strategically important for the EAEU and measures to develop cooperation with them.

In general, the meeting accords with the strategic interests of Kazakhstan and will give a new impetus for the effective work of the EAEU, will serve as a basis for developing joint guidelines in the future work of the EAEU, including the development of international relations.

At the meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held talks with First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov.

The parties discussed the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation in the trade and economic sphere within the EAEU.

In particular, the issues of ensuring the smooth transit of goods through the territories of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan, creating favorable conditions for the development of the agricultural sector in both countries were considered.

The parties also discussed the issue of the activities of the Office of Digital Initiatives in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Askar Mamin stressed that November 9, the XV Forum of Inter-Regional Cooperation on the theme: “New approaches and trends in the development of tourism in Kazakhstan and Russia” will be held in Petropavlovsk.

“This forum will give a new impetus to building up bilateral cooperation between countries across the spectrum,” concluded Askar Mamin.

At the meeting with Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Razakov, topical issues of interaction development across a wide range of economic ties between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were considered.

Mamin noted the great potential in increasing mutual trade and stressed that the Heads of State set the task to increase the volume of mutual trade to $1 billion by 2020.

The importance of the implementation of the Roadmap on bilateral economic cooperation, which is aimed at a comprehensive solution of topical issues in the field of border, transport, sanitary and veterinary control, customs and tax administration was noted.

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