Navigate Up
Sign In
Outcomes of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council's meeting

Outcomes of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council's meeting

12/4/2020
The Heads of Governments of the Eurasian Economic Union countries addressed 9 issues at the Intergovernmental Council’s meeting held on December 4 via videoconferencing.

The meeting was attended by the EIC Chairman, Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Askar Mamin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Artem Novikov, Acting Prime Minister and First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as Ion Kiku, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, has reported on completing draft Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025.

The Intergovernmental Council has approved a list of exemptions and restrictions in the Union’s internal market to be eliminated in 2021-2022. The list contains 12 items, including 1 exemption and 11 restrictions.

The Heads of Governments have instructed the Commission and the Member States to continue working on draft amendments to the Technical Regulations "On food safety". The amendments are required to settle a problem of different interpretive reading of residues of veterinary medicines in food products of animal origin, including processed food. 

Besides, the action plan required to ensure functioning of the single market for construction services within the EAEU was approved. The document provides for developing and concluding an international treaty within the EAEU on mutual recognition of professional qualifications of senior technical staff in the construction sector in 2022.

The Commission has reported to the Intergovernmental Council on approving the Rules for determining the country of origin of certain goods for public procurement purposes. The Rules provide for maintaining the Eurasian register of industrial goods of the EAEU Member States by the Commission. The document purpose is to ensure equal access to public procurement in the EAEU for suppliers from all Union countries.

The issue of restrictions on moving scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the territory of Kazakhstan by rail transport to other EAEU countries has been considered. The Commission was instructed to further go into the issue and report the results at the EIC next meeting.

The Heads of Government has also addressed the issue of submitting the candidacy of a member of the Commission's Council from the Kyrgyz Republic to the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

The next meeting of the Intergovernmental Council will be held in Q1 of 2021 in Almaty.​