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Issues related to architecture of EAEU goods traceability system, labeling of fur products and establishment of Eurasian technology transfer network were discussed at the EEC Council

Issues related to architecture of EAEU goods traceability system, labeling of fur products and establishment of Eurasian technology transfer network were discussed at the EEC Council


On March 30, Members of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council discussed the architecture of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) goods traceability system, reviewed the report on implementation of pilot project for using control (identification) marks to label fur coats and fur products, adopted a decision for the establishment of Eurasian technology transfer network. Amendments were introduced into the Single phytosanitary requirements and into the Single list of quarantineable items of the EAEU.

Developer of the EAEU goods digital traceability system presented its architecture.

“Today, the meeting of the Commission Council takes place at the Federal Customs Service to enable our partner countries to be readily demonstrated the developments of the Federal Customs Service in the field of cargo traceability, - noted the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov, presiding at the EEC Council’s meeting. – The presented information system was first and foremost established to secure transparency of customs procedures, which is one of the priority tasks of our collaborative work. We rely on active cooperation with all the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in this sphere”.

An arrangement was reached on implementing pilot projects within the Union countries. This involves projects for labeling and traceability of goods based on the EAEU digital goods platform in terms of one commodity group and projects for monitoring transit traffic throughout the territory of EAEU member countries by motor vehicles and rail transport applying navigation seals (intellectual trackers).

“One of the purposes of our pilot projects for goods traceability is formation of the most favorable environment for business, acceleration of transit traffic services”, - the Chairman of the EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan emphasized. He also noted that after implementation of pilot projects one shall get a clear picture of the systems suitable for implementation in EAEU countries to secure traceability. Integration of national traceability projects shall be achieved through common architecture.

The Members of the Commission Council were submitted a report​ in follow-up of the implementation by EAEU countries of a pilot project for introduction of control (identification) marks to label fur coats and fur products.

One of the key positive effects of introduction of labeling system was material “whitewash” of fur products market. Following the results of 2017, approximately 5.1 mln items made of natural fur were released into circulation on the markets of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, which considerably exceeds official statistics on the market capacity. For instance, according to official data of Rosstat and the Federal Customs Service of Russia, 376 thous. items were manufactured and imported into Russia in 2015. It shall be considered, however, that some products are still part of shady circulation. Another positive aspect of the labeling system is increase in received customs payments as well as indirect legalization of market players.

As of today, the pilot project has been implemented in the Republic of Belarus (since March 20, 2016), the Republic of Kazakhstan (since November 27, 2017) and the Russian Federation (since April 1, 2016). The Republic of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic are planning to join the project this year.

A concept for establishment and operation of the Eurasian technology transfer network was approved. Establishment of the ETTN will create an efficient innovative infrastructure in the EAEU, provide for organizational support of advanced forms of cooperation between Union States, increase the level of innovative activity of enterprises, and secure competitiveness of industrial products.

In accordance with the document, the ETTN will serve as a platform enabling establishment of business contacts and exchange of technologies. The network will be joined by interested industrial enterprises, scientific institutions, higher educational institutions, innovation and technology centers, technology transfer centers, technology parks, business incubators as well as representatives of small businesses interested in the transfer, introduction and adaptation of existent knowledge, results of scientific research, new technologies and developments.

The ETTN will enable EAEU industries not only to get access to cutting-edge developments but also to get advice on the issues of technological audit and application of laws in the field of technology transfer. Advanced global experience of establishment and development of such networks was considered upon working out of the concept. The document includes coherent principles, formats and communication and operation mechanisms in the network.

A possibility of establishing a special-purpose platform aimed at search for and exchange of information, technologies and lists of high-tech equipment is also enshrined in the concept. It is envisaged that the ETTN will provide for use of technological request and proposal placement principle.

The twodecisions of the EEC Council​ will enable increased level of phytosanitary quarantine safety in the Union countries.

The EEC Council approved amendments to the Single phytosanitary quarantine requirements applicable to quarantineable products and items at the customs border and on the customs territory of the EAEU as well as to the Single list of quarantineable items of the EAEU. Up-to-date documents will help preventing penetration into the Union of more than fifty crop pests.

Members of the EEC Council signed the Protocol on adherence of the Republic of Armenia to the Agreement on information exchange, including confidential information in financial sphere in order to form an environment at financial markets to ensure free flow of capital. The Agreement had come into force on October 21, 2016. It facilitates creating an environment at financial markets to ensure free flow of capital and to protect rights and interests of financial services’ consumers and investors.

  1. Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Internal Markets Operation
  2. Meeting of the EEC Board on April 10, 2018
  3. Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Transport and Infrastructure on April 5, 2018
  4. Address of the Chairman of the EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan at the congress of the Association of Russian Banks
  5. Memorandum of Interaction between the EEC and the Interstate television and radio company “Mir”
  6. The EEC roundtable discussion within the framework of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development of UN ESCAP
  7. Meeting of the EEC Board on March 3, 2018
  8. The EEC Council on March 30, 2018
  9. Food Safety and EAEU Consumer Rights Protection
  10. Meeting of the EEC Board on March 27, 2018