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EEC released a new Facts and Figures brochure in English devoted to the areas of the Commission's activities

EEC released a new Facts and Figures brochure in English devoted to the areas of the Commission's activities

3/29/2021

The Eurasian Economic Commission released "Figures and Facts" in English. This is a collection on the subject of the directions of the EEC's activities. Ten brochures provide updated figures and important facts.

The brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Statistical Information on the EAEU" contains information about achievements over the five years of the Eurasian Economic Union activities, the primary statistical indicators. Thus, in 2019, unemployment in the EAEU amounted to 4.8%, the EAEU GDP – to 1,967.2 billion US dollars. Industrial production – to 1,265 billion US dollars, agricultural products – to 120 billion US dollars. The degree of integration has increased over the past five years, which is proved by the following figures. Mutual trade in goods increased and amounted to 14.4% in 2019 compared to 2014, while foreign trade in goods with third countries decreased from 87.4% to 85.6%.

The brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Integration and Macroeconomics" deals with integration as a movement, the EAEU positions in international ratings, the Union's program documents, macroeconomic foundations of advanced development, etc. It also provides information on achieving goals of sustainable development and enhancing international cooperation in the EAEU. As of December 2020, international rankings ranked the EAEU 19th in terms of economic inclusiveness indicator, 29th - in terms of doing business indicator, and 36th - in terms of e-government indicator.

The new brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Economy and Financial Policy" informs about the issues of developing the common financial market, single labor, and service markets in the EAEU, protecting intellectual property, assessing regulatory impact, providing healthcare and pension benefits. It also tells about the anti-crisis and stabilization measures developed by the EEC jointly with the Eurasian Development Bank to ensure the Member States' economic stability amongst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you interested in such issues as entering into free trade agreements with foreign countries, conducting negotiations on signing preferential trade agreements, activities on marking goods with means of identification in the EAEU, adopting documents by the EEC for the Union countries to implement efficient measures to combat coronavirus and taking measures by the Commission for Protecting Products of EAEU Manufactures in the Internal Market of Goods to correct the current unfavorable situation? – Read the new brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Trade."

From the brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Technical Regulation and SPV-Measures", you can learn that a unified system of technical regulation in the EAEU is the basis for ensuring product safety throughout its life cycle. It allows removing technical barriers to mutual trade, protecting the internal market from dangerous products, and improving the quality and competitiveness of manufactured goods. The EAEU has adopted 48 technical regulations, 43 of which have entered into force. Currently, lists of standards for 42 EAEU technical regulations including more than 12 thousand items have been approved. Modern standards are the basis for developing mutual trade with third countries.

The regulatory framework for the common markets of medicinal products and medical devices has been fully shaped. By taking mandatory SPV-Measures, the EAEU creates legal conditions to ensure that products imported into any country are “clean” and safe.

The Council of Heads of Authorized Bodies in the Field of Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population of the EAEU States has been formed. Since the first days of the pandemic, it has joined the activities to counter the spread of coronavirus infection in the Union.

Manufacturing industry forms 27% of the total GDP of the Eurasian Economic Union. In 2015–2019, the agricultural production in the EAEU increased by 11%. Read about the main trends in developing the EAEU's industrial and agroindustrial sectors in the brochures entitled "Facts and Figures: Industrial Unit" and "Facts and Figures: Agroindustrial Unit".

The new "Facts & Figures – 2020" devoted to competition and antitrust regulation provides information on requests filed in 2019, proposals to eliminate signs of competition violations, investigations, and cases of competition violations.

The Commission is introducing new tools for "soft regulation" — issuing cautions and warnings. Visiting meetings of the Public Reception Office on competition and antitrust regulation have become a successful form of interaction between the EEC and the business community in the framework of competition advocacy. In 2019, such meetings were held in 23 cities of the EAEU countries and attended by representatives from over 650 Member States' companies. The attendees discussed problematic issues of competition and antimonopoly regulation. Besides, the Commission has been working on ensuring equal access to public procurement in the Eurasian Economic Union for suppliers from all EAEU countries.

Did you know that in 2019, the volume of freight traffic by all means of transport in the EAEU as a whole amounted to 11.4 billion tons (+ 5.6% compared to 2014), and the volume of passenger transportation in the EAEU as a whole was 38.5 billion people (+ 6.1% compared to 2014)? This information is contained in the brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Energy and Infrastructure". The brochure also contains information on EEC activities in the energy sector. Primary issues of functioning of the EAEU common markets of gas, oil, and petroleum products will be regulated in international treaties.

Such issues as developing customs information technologies in the Union, using information technologies in the customs infrastructure, establishing a Unified Identification System for Participants in Foreign Economic Activity within the EAEU, developing a "single window" mechanism within the system for regulating foreign trade activities, etc. are reflected in the brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Customs Cooperation."

The Union's Digital Agenda is being implemented within the EAEU. Do you want to know about such Union's digitalization projects as an integrated information system, a Unified Search System "Work without Borders", an ecosystem of the EAEU's digital transport corridors, a transboundary space of trust? – Read the brochure entitled "Facts and Figures: Internal Markets, Informatization, and ICT". The brochure also provides information on the Commission's activities for ensuring the fundamental principles of the internal market functioning with the free movement of goods without barriers.

For more information available in the brochures, please follow the link http://www.eurasiancommission.org/ru/Pages/library.aspx ​