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EAEU countries to hold consultations on problematic issues in public procurement

EAEU countries to hold consultations on problematic issues in public procurement

6/30/2020

A working meeting between Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the EEC Board, Serik Zhumangarin and Gegham Vardanyan, Members of the Commission's Board – Ministers, and Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, was held via videoconferencing at the initiative of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Issues related to ensuring access of the EAEU countries' industrial products to public (municipal) procurement of the Russian Federation were discussed in view of adopting Government Resolution No. 616 dated April 30, 2020 "On establishing a ban on access of industrial goods originating from foreign States to procurement for public and municipal needs as well as industrial goods originating from foreign States, works (services) performed (rendered) by foreign persons to procurement for national defense and state security needs”.

 

"There are appeals made by state authorities of Belarus and Kazakhstan as well as a whole range of ministries on this issue. There are a lot of appeals made by business entities as well," Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized. "The sides are concerned that applying Resolution No. 616 in the Russian Federation will lead to a new trade barrier."


According to the sides, refusals to participate in public and municipal procurement in the territory of the Russian Federation have already been recorded. And representatives of a number of Union States and the EEC believe that the arisen situation needs to be changed.

 

It was decided to consider possible options for resolving problematic issues during consultations with the EAEU States' representatives on July 2. This is required for removing possible obstacles in the Union’s single market and ensuring access of the Union countries’ economic entities to public procurement of the Russian Federation.