Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk chaired a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council in Moscow.
The attendees considered current issues related to economic cooperation and a greater integration in key economic sectors.
They held a constructive exchange of views on the draft Declaration on Further Development of Economic Processes within the EAEU to 2030 and for the Period to 2045. The discussion demonstrated the proximity of the parties’ visions for further integration.
The Council approved an important decision to extend until 1 April 2024 the €1,000 threshold for duty-free import of private goods imported by international mail or in personal luggage (with the exception of air conveyance).
The meeting participants defined a list of e-services needed for transitioning to indirect taxation of these services in countries of destination.
They also approved the Agreements on Administrative Cooperation in the R&D Services Sector and in the Weather Forecast and Metrology Services Sector.
The attendees considered the results of the Russia-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan experiment to use navigation seals.
Amendments were introduced to the technical regulations On the Safety of Meat and Meat Products regarding the possibility of establishing permissible limits of discrepancies between actual values of protein, fat, carbohydrate and calorie content and values indicated on labels, with account taken of meat production specifics.
The meeting participants approved the procedure for mandatory periodic assessments of the scientific and technical level of the EAEU technical regulations that have entered into force as well as the corresponding lists of standards.
They also amended the procedure for coordination between the authorised bodies in the EAEU member states when introducing temporary sanitary, veterinary or quarantine measures.
The EEC Council approved the programme of events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty next year.
The members endorsed the amendments to the EAEU Budget Regulation and the Regulation on the Composition and Structure of the EAEU Budget Classification, aimed at enabling the Commission to provide financial support for industrial cooperation from the EAEU budget.
They exchanged views on the draft regulation of the selection of joint cooperation projects in various industries and the provision of financial assistance in their implementation by the EAEU member states.
Significant progress has been made on resolving the problems holding back the development of a common electric power market in the EAEU. The draft rules for mutual electric energy trade on the EAEU CEPM, and for determining and distributing the capacity of interstate sections in the CEPM have been approved.
The Council considered the possibility of using a veto to override the EEC Board resolutions to introduce protective, anti-dumping and countervailing measures. The approaches proposed by the EEC are aimed at reaching a balance of interests between the manufacturers protected by the measures in question and the consumers of the respective products.
The members approved an action plan for the creation, operation and development of the EAEU integrated information system in 2024.
The participants also approved the draft agenda of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting to take place in Bishkek on 26-27 October 2023.