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Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation Ermolovich Maksim

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EAEU improves approaches to reporting in public procurement 01 Mar 2024 EAEU improves approaches to reporting in public procurement Relevant issues of collecting and generating reports in the field of public (municipal) procurement, including the adoption of methodical recommendations for its collection and generation, were considered at the meeting involving representatives of authorized bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union in the field of public procurement, chaired by Zhanar Adikova, Director of the Department for Competition and Public Procurement Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Due to completed ratification by the EAEU Member States of the Second Major Protocol amending the Treaty on the EAEU, the generation of reporting in the field of public (municipal) procurement in the EAEU Member States becomes mandatory as from 2024. During 2015-2023, such report generation was non-binding. Annual reviews "Public (Municipal) Procurement of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States (Analysis of Reporting Indicators)" are available on the Eurasian Economic Commission's portal. 25 indicators have been determined, including, for example, the number of procurement procedures conducted, bids submitted and contracts concluded in terms of procurement methods, including electronic ones, the value of concluded contracts by source of financing, procurement methods, country of origin of goods, works and services and country of registration of suppliers. Reporting by type of goods, works and services and country of origin is introduced for the first time. For reference The Protocol on amendments to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union dated May 29, 2014, signed on March 31, 2022, envisages an amendment to Paragraph 29 of Annex No. 25 to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union stating that the EAEU Member States shall ensure information openness and transparency of procurement, including through the generation of information (reporting) in the field of public (municipal) procurement, including on indicators and formats approved by the Commission. The indicators and reporting formats were approved by Decision No. 179 of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Board dated December 29, 2023 (section 27 of the list of indicators, formats F27.01.01 and F27.01.04, F27.02.01 and F27.02.04). Recommendation No. 26 of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Board dated November 3, 2015.
26 Feb 2024 Competition advocacy helps promote regional integration This was stated by Armine Hakobyan, Deputy Director of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Department for Competition and Public Procurement Policy, during a meeting of the International Competition Network (ICN) Competition Advocacy Working Group, held on February 21-23 in Nairobi (Kenya). The Working Group focused on competition advocacy amid global headwinds. A workshop on competition advocacy in digital markets was also timed to coincide with the meeting. Armine Hakobyan moderated the plenary session "Promoting Regional Integration Through Competition Advocacy". She presented the outcomes of the dialogue between regional organizations in the field of competition initiated by the EEC Competition Unit, in particular the key factors of competition advocacy affecting regional integration. The plenary session attendees – representatives of competition authorities from Africa, Europe and America – shared their experiences in competition advocacy at the regional level. The EEC representative noted that the role of regional organizations had received increased global attention in recent years. This was due to several factors, including globalization, the need for regional stability and the drive for regional economic integration. "Promoting regional integration can be achieved by facilitating trade, removing barriers to the movement of goods, services and capital, harmonizing regulations, etc. Competition advocacy plays an important role in this process," Armine Hakobyan emphasized. The ICN events were attended by the Working Group members – representatives of competition authorities, as well as international organizations, academia and independent competition experts. For reference The ICN unites more than 140 competition agencies worldwide. The decision to grant the Commission the ICN Member status was adopted on January 27, 2021 during a meeting of the ICN Coordination Committee. The status of participant enabled the EEC to conduct a dialogue with the international competitive community, including be involved in elaborating the ICN documents recommended to competition authorities across the globe.
EAEU Court recognized EEC's decision to impose fine for failure to provide information as lawful 13 Feb 2024 EAEU Court recognized EEC's decision to impose fine for failure to provide information as lawful The Panel of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union has dismissed the claims of Turinsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC to appeal against the Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Board, whereby fines were imposed on the mill, Managing Company MC TURA LLC, as well as the Company's Director General for failure to provide information. The information was requested by the Commission as part of an investigation on the signs of violation of general competition rules in transboundary markets of paper in rolls and sheets, initiated in connection with a sharp rise in prices for such goods in the territory of the EAEU States. Along with that, the request concerned the provision of standard information required for analyzing the commodity market, determining the main economic entities and their market shares. However, the requested information was not provided within the established time frame. The total fines amounted to over 890 thousand Russian roubles. The meeting of the Panel of the EAEU Court on considering the application of Turinsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC held on January 31 was attended by Aleksey Sushkevich, Director of the EEC Antitrust Regulation Department, and Adel Kaliev, Deputy Director of the Department. It bears reminding that under the Treaty on the EAEU, the EEC is responsible for monitoring compliance with the general competition rules in transboundary markets (a market covering the territory of two or more Union Member States). Therefore, economic entities (market participants), non-profit organisations, state government authorities, local self-government bodies, other governing bodies or organisations (their officials) of the Member States performing their functions, and natural persons shall submit to the EEC, upon request, the necessary information (documents, data, and clarifications) within the established time limits for the purpose of the EEC's exercise of its powers.
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03/01/2024 12:00:00 am Решение Совета ЕЭК № 12 Об установлении ставок ввозных таможенных пошлин Единого таможенного тарифа Евразийского экономического союза в отношении отдельных видов смол эпоксидных и полиуретанов в первичных формах для производства волокон оптических
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01/26/2024 12:00:00 am Решение Совета ЕЭК № 11 О внесении изменений в некоторые решения Комиссии Таможенного союза в отношении сахара-сырца тростникового
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02/27/2024 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК № 14 О порядке введения в действие изменений в технический регламент Таможенного союза «Технический регламент на масложировую продукцию» (ТР ТС 024/2011)
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02/27/2024 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК № 13 О порядке введения в действие изменений, внесенных в технические регламенты Таможенного союза (Евразийского экономического союза) Решением Совета Евразийской экономической комиссии от 23 июня 2023 г. № 70
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02/27/2024 12:00:00 am Распоряжение Коллегии ЕЭК № 17 О внесении изменений в распоряжение Коллегии Евразийской экономической комиссии от 23 ноября 2021 г. № 196

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