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EEC Council zeroed out import customs duty rates for a number of polypropylene yarns for carpet production

EEC Council zeroed out import customs duty rates for a number of polypropylene yarns for carpet production

2/22/2019
On February 22, Moscow hosted a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council, whereon some issues of integration, trade, customs and technical regulation, application of sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures were discussed.
The EEC Council zeroed out import customs duty rates of the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) for certain types of polypropylene yarns for the production of carpets and floor coverings, approved the Agreement on Information Exchange on Goods and International Transportation Vehicles Moving Across the Customs Borders of the EAEU and the People’s Republic of China. A number of legal documents have been amended.
The EEC Council has zeroed out, until February 29, 2020, the import customs duty rate of the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) of the EAEU for certain types of polypropylene yarns, which are used for the production of carpets and floor coverings and are classified by code 5402 63 000 0 of the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity (CN FEA) of the Union. Nowadays, the current rate therefor is 5%. This measure will support the Union core enterprises; will help reduce the cost and increase competitive advantages of products and the share of domestic goods in the Union market.
The EEC Council has approved Agreement on Information Exchange on Goods and International Transportation Vehicles Moving Across the Customs Borders of the EAEU and the People’s Republic of China, and instructed to send it to the Union countries for internal procedures prior to the signing of the international agreement.
The Agreement has been developed to accelerate customs operations in respect of goods imported into the customs territory of the Union and China, as well as goods in transit. The parties plan to use the data on goods and international transportation vehicles, obtained during the information exchange, to raise the efficiency in the sphere of risk management and improvement of customs control forms. Such an exchange will simplify the procedures of international trade and will help prevent violations of laws and regulations in the sphere of customs regulation, thus increasing mutual trust. The Agreement is expected to be signed this year.
Food products which are manufactured from raw milk according to the cheese technology where animal fat is partially or fully replaced with vegetable fat have been included in the Common List of Goods subject to veterinary control in the EAEU countries.
Compositionally these products can not be classified as an analogue cheese, although they are positioned as such or even as cheese by type and in name. Epizootic risks of goods made of raw milk with milk fat replacers are similar to the risks for goods made of whole milk.
The shortlisting of the goods corresponding to certain codes of the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity of the Union will allow carrying out veterinary control (supervision) and applying veterinary measures when imported into the territory of the Union. It will contribute to the maintenance of epizootic well-being in the EAEU States.
The EEC Council has changed certain provisions of the Procedure for interaction between the EAEU Member States in prevention, diagnosis, localization and elimination of focuses of extremely dangerous, quarantine and zoonotic diseases of animals and for regionalization and compartmentalization.
In particular, it’s planned to divide some data reporting forms on discovering centers of infection into two parts: information on discovering an epizootic focus (upon registration) and data on measures to eliminate it (submitted quarterly). This will optimize the frequency of mutual reporting on the detection and spread of infectious animal diseases as well as measures taken to eliminate them to authorized authorities. Other procedural changes will simplify the interaction between the Union countries on individual animal diseases.