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EEC and Federal Customs Service of Russia discussed approaches to drafting strategic plan outlining directions for developing Eurasian economic integration until 2025

EEC and Federal Customs Service of Russia discussed approaches to drafting strategic plan outlining directions for developing Eurasian economic integration until 2025

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9/3/2020

The first working meeting of Oleg Pankratov, Member of the Board - Minister in charge of Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), and Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia, was held on the eve of the next meeting of the Committee on settling differences and disputes and ensuring free movement of goods in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). 

 

The sides have discussed the issues of forming a list of measures required to settle differences and disputes between the agencies as well as approaches to elaborating Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025. 

 

Oleg Pankratov has noted that the strategic action plan for the period until 2025 will contain all relevant activities for customs services and the business community as well as future activity areas. 

 

In turn, Ruslan Davydov has expressed the opinion that the best international practices of customs administration should be taken into account when forming strategic directions. 

 

The EEC Minister has informed his colleague about the progress and approaches used by the Commission in elaborating draft Agreement on using navigation seals for monitoring traffic in the Union. The document has been elaborated for the most part but the sides’ experts still have differences planned to be settled in the near future. 

 

The sides have noted some positive trends in the work of the FCS of Russia and the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia on implementing relevant measures adopted following the second meeting of the Committee held on August 10 this year. 

 

The sides have expressed their satisfaction with the outcomes of the work done and agreed to continue close interaction on the entire range of existing issues of the Eurasian integration.