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The session of the EEC Council approved a working plan for the development and approval of acts that are necessary for work of the EEU as of January 1, 2015

The session of the EEC Council approved a working plan for the development and approval of acts that are necessary for work of the EEU as of January 1, 2015

7/16/2014

On July 16, a session of the EEC Council was held in Moscow. 

The event was attended by Members of the EEC Council - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus in charge of Foreign Economic Policy within the EEC, CU, SES Sergey Roumas, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov, Chairman of the EEC Board Viktor Khristenko, and other Members of the EEC Board.

The session considered the issues of customs cooperation, trade, as well as the issues of development of the Eurasian integration project.

As part of the session, the EEC Council Members discussed the most important aspects of the Eurasian Economic Union functioning as of January 1, 2015. In particular, the Parties proceeded to develop the documents essential for a full-blown work of the future association. One of the important outcomes of the session was adoption of a working Plan for Development and Approval of Acts Implementing Agreements Reached Following Signature of the EEU Treaty.

Moreover, a decision was made that abolished import customs duties for materials and equipment for the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 to be held in Astana. Holding such an important event is a landmark for the Republic of Kazakhstan, since exhibition of that scale has never been held in Central Asia or CIS countries before. In this regard, Member of the Board of the EEC – Minister in charge of Customs Cooperation Vladimir Goshin pointed out: "This Decision will make it possible to place such products under a special customs procedure with no customs duties or taxes paid, nor will any measures of non-tariff or technical regulation be applied, which will allow to lower the costs for the organizers and participants of the Exhibition, accelerate and streamline customs operations."

The EEC Council session participants also discussed the prospects of creation of a light industry product marking system. In this regard, the EEC Council Members made a decision to hold consultations with business representatives of the Member-States of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space on the issues of creation of a marking system for some kinds of light industry products.