EurAsEC will remove barriers to the end of the year

EurAsEC will remove barriers to the end of the year

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Participating countries of the Union are determined to overcome differences on the content of the Customs code of the Eurasian

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In Minsk hosted a regular meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council. To discuss the situation in the world economy and problems of economic development of the countries — participants of Eurasian economic community gathered Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, the head of the government of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan. The main topic of the meeting was the approval of the Customs code of the Union. A common position on its provisions to develop have not yet succeeded, but I hope in a month to remove the remaining issues.

“I would like to say once again that our Union took place as a modern and effective integration Association, which brings real results as in a period when economies are growing and in a period when the economy is in a difficult position. A common market with 180 million consumers, by definition, is more stable, has more reserves than the economy taken separately”, — said Dmitry Medvedev at the enlarged session.

One of the issues which is yet to be finalized, it remains the new Customs code of the EurAsEC. Now it is clear that the document will come into force no earlier than 1 January 2017. Held in August in Sochi the meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental Council, Dmitry Medvedev said that with the adoption of the code the process of customs clearance at the external border of the Union will be unified, and the conditions of movement of goods significantly easier. Then, according to the Russian Prime Minister, the parties were “step away from harmonization”, however, after the last meeting in Minsk the participants of the meeting have not yet come to a common denominator.

Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the fact that on a regular basis at the national levels are taken protectionist decisions which contradict the agreements within the Union and not give business to work quietly.

— Us government received requests from companies and organizations, particularly via access to public procurement, the organization of transit and other topics. We have created an Alliance to problems in mutual trade became less. If we can eliminate the existing barriers at the bilateral level of cooperation and do not create equal conditions, the Union will be weak and unlikely di will be able to protect business entities, — said Andrei Kobyakov.

Dmitry Medvedev, in turn, noted that there are some inconsistent moments, but the Eurasian Union is steadily growing.

— The share of mutual trade is growing and reached 14.2% of the total. A couple of years ago he was about 11%, — said the Russian Prime Minister.

Focused the attention of the head of the Russian government and the new Customs code, because a single space without barriers and limitations is an important component of sustainable growth.

We spent several hours in heated discussions regarding the preparation of a new Customs code. Almost half the questions we made. We agreed to continue discussions in the short term, over the next three weeks to meet in Moscow in order to try to coordinate their differences. The new code laid the Foundation for the transition to the unified customs regulation. Russia stands that it was a full-length document of direct action, not divided into parts, — said the participants of Dmitry Medvedev.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that the intergovernmental Council of five from the paragraphs in the code.

— If at the beginning of the day was 10 the paragraphs, then at the end we agreed on four points fully. Even one paragraph of the agreement. In the end we are left with five more. They are all connected with the work of free economic zones, so we agreed that in mid-November, will meet in Moscow and we will try to remove all differences, — said Bakytzhan Sagintayev.