Since March 1, 2016, the Eurasian Economic Commission has included a structural unit intended to ensure that the internal markets function without any barriers, exceptions or restrictions – the Department for the Functioning of Internal Markets.
To perform the tasks assigned to it, the Department actively works on identifying and removing the barriers, exceptions and restrictions to ensure the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor within the Eurasian Economic Union.
To date, a unified register of obstacles has already been formed as part of the Union’s integrated information system, and the notions of “exceptions”, “restrictions” and “barriers” have been defined subject to the specifics of Eurasian economic integration.
Barriers are obstacles to the free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor emerging as part of functioning of the Union’s internal market, which is non-compliant with the Union’s law.
Exceptions are exceptions (deviations) stipulated by the Union’s law on non-application by a Member State of the general rules of functioning of the Union’s internal market.
Restrictions are obstacles to the free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor emerging as part of functioning of the Union’s internal market due to the lack of legal regulation of economic relations, the development of which is stipulated by Union’s law.
Exceptions and restrictions are permissible obstacles to the functioning of the Union’s internal market.
A special information resource “Functioning of the Eurasian Economic Union’s Internal Markets” has been created for the general public in order to improve the efficiency of the Commission’s interaction with the business community and citizens of the Union, and to ensure greater openness and transparency of the exceptions and restrictions applied by the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, the barriers identified and the measures taken to eliminate them. On this portal, citizens and legal entities of the Union can get to know more about the ongoing work on identification and elimination of barriers, exceptions and restrictions, as well as submit information on the obstacles identified and track their status.
The resource is available at: https://barriers.eaeunion.org