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Exporting entrepreneurs met with EEC representatives in Nur-Sultan

Exporting entrepreneurs met with EEC representatives in Nur-Sultan

9/16/2019

On September 13, representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) headed by Serik Zhumangarin, Member of the Board - Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation of the EEС met with the business community of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan (Republic of Kazakhstan) in a dialogue platform format. The event was also attended by representatives of the Republic’s state authorities and the leadership of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken”.

According to business representatives, the main problems arise at checkpoints between the States of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Due to the long process of issuing access documents, downtime on weekends, cargoes are delayed. And this results in large financial losses especially for exporters of perishable products. According to entrepreneurs, lack of a single information system of veterinary control between the Union’s countries is one of the main hindrances. Many of the obstacles are associated with additional national requirements in the field of technical regulation, as well as veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary measures. According to the EEC minister, the range of such national requirements is gradually narrowing. Out of the planned 56 unified technical regulations, 48 have already been adopted.

Serik Zhumangarin called on business for an active dialogue: “We need feedback. Technical regulations, which were once adopted without taking into account the interests of business, require corrections”.​