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EEC Council considered results of removing the most sensitive obstacles in the Union’s internal market

EEC Council considered results of removing the most sensitive obstacles in the Union’s internal market

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5/28/2020

EEC Council has considered results of removing the most sensitive obstacles in the Union’s internal market. The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission has considered the most sensitive obstacles in the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union at the meeting held on May 27 and instructed to eliminate them.

 

Gegham Vardanyan, EEC Minister in charge of Internal Markets, Information Support, Information and Communication Technologies, has informed about joint activities conducted with the "five" countries to eliminate the most sensitive obstacles as well as the results achieved. So, for example, the possible introduction of a ban on scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals exported from Kazakhstan is one of them. This requirement was included in the draft order "On introducing a ban on scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals exported from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan" which applied to the Union countries. The Minister has noted that a new obstacle may appear if this draft order is adopted. According to the Union law, the "five" countries shall not apply non-tariff regulation measures in mutual trade in goods within the internal market functioning.

 

Gegham Vardanyan has noted that consultations with the involvement of Deputy Ministers of the Union Member States resulted in the decision adopted by the Republic of Kazakhstan on the inexpediency of introducing a ban on scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals exported from its territory. "We express our gratitude to the Kazakh colleagues for their fruitful work and positive decision-making," noted  Gegham Vardanyan. "Thanks to our joint efforts, we were able to eliminate possible obstacles to the effective functioning of the EAEU internal market at a reasonable time, which shows a high level of mutual understanding".

 

The Minister has emphasized that the format of interaction at the level of Deputy Ministers of the "five" countries’ governments on discussing sensitive obstacles to the Union’s internal market ensured high decision-making time.

 

As part of discussing the next sensitive obstacle, the EEC Council has instructed the authorized bodies of the "five" countries to submit to the Commission by August 1, 2020 some proposals for a draft action plan on creating conditions for the free movement of the Union goods from the territory of one country to the territory of another that has no common border with any of the EAEU Member States, considering transportation control using electronic navigation seals.​