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EAEU develops coordinated approaches to ensure fair and bona fide competition in common market for air transport services

EAEU develops coordinated approaches to ensure fair and bona fide competition in common market for air transport services

11/26/2019
On November 26, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) considered issues in the fields of energy and transport, internal market functioning, digitalization of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries’ economies, technical regulation, common markets for medicines and medical devices, and a number of others.

The EEC Board recommended that the EAEU Member States ensure by 2025 the simultaneous implementation of a set of measures aimed at expanding air traffic and ensuring fair and bona fide competition with the phased formation of a common market for air transport services of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The implementation of these measures will contribute to improving the quality and degree of accessibility of services for passenger and cargo transportation by air. Thus, when levying charges for air navigation and airport services, it is recommended to apply to flight operators from other Member States performing regular international air traffic between the participating countries the same tariffs as applied to domestic operators. Furthermore, when making settlements in national currencies or in the currencies of third countries for air navigation and airport services, it is recommended to use the official rates set by the Member States’ national banks on the relevant calendar dates.

In transit flights of aircrafts from other Member States, it is recommended not to allow the collection of additional payments (compensation payments) for the use of their airspace. In addition, it is proposed to include in legislation the provisions, according to which airport and air navigation services shall be rendered to consumers from other Member States under conditions no less favorable than those under which these services are rendered to domestic consumers.

The EEC Board has approved the Guidelines for Preclinical Safety Studies for Clinical Trials and Drug Registration.

The Guidelines establish uniform approaches regarding the choice of the type and duration of preclinical safety studies as a justification for the possibility of subsequent safe clinical trials involving humans. The document also eliminates differences in the scope of requirements for registration of medicinal products in Member States, including the formation of a registration dossier for a new drug and its assessment in terms of evidence of safety and risk-benefit ratio.

The adoption of the guidelines will eliminate the need for repeated preclinical studies in Member States when amending the registration dossier.

Lists of standards have been adopted for the EAEU technical regulation “On the Requirements to Mineral Fertilizers” (EAEU TR 039/2016) in order to fulfill its requirements, as well as conduct research and measurements when assessing the products’ compliance with the technical regulation.

Interstate standards, national (state) standards of the Member States included in the lists of standards are basically identical to international and European standards or are modified with regard to them.

Moreover, the EEC Board’s decision supplemented the list of products for which the submitted customs declaration shall be accompanied by a document on assessing the conformity to the requirements of the Customs Union’s technical regulation “On the safety of machinery and equipment” (TR CU 010/2011) with CN FEA code 8412 for air hammers.