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Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Industry and Agroindustrial Complex Artak Kamalyan

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29 Mar 2023 EAEU breeders and seed growers join efforts to create Eurasian sugar beet hybrid An Agreement on interaction between the EAEU countries' breeders and seed growers of sugar beet hybrids and the Eurasian Sugar Association was signed within the conference “Sugar Market of the CIS Countries. Stable Supply and New Challenges”. The sides plan to cooperate on issues of mutual interest, including the preparation and implementation of programs for developing selection and seed production of sugar beets, including in the development of science and technology to obtain competitive sugar beet hybrids and seed production. Breeders and seed growers will also focus on combating counterfeit and low-quality seed products, developing international cooperation and the exchange of experience, policy-making and legal activities. Speaking at the forum, Armen Harutyunyan, Director of the Agricultural Policy Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, informed the conference attendees about the joint efforts of the EEC and the EAEU countries on developing and implementing by the Union States of unified requirements in the field of testing varieties and seed production of agricultural plants, as well as the mutual recognition of documents certifying the varietal and sowing qualities of seeds. “Only close interaction between the business community and academia of our countries, coordinated by the Commission, will enable to identify areas for possible cooperation in the agricultural sector,” Armen Harutyunyan stressed. The Commission's representative noted the upward trend in developing the Union's agricultural sector, and the high level of self-sufficiency in agricultural products. For the period from 2015 to 2022, the increase in the Union's agricultural production as a whole amounted to 25.8%. The strongest growth was registered in Kazakhstan - 31.1% and Russia - 27.4%. Trade indicators demonstrated positive trends as well. In 2021 as compared to 2015, mutual supplies of agricultural products and food increased by 1.7 times (up to 11.9 bln dollars), and exports increased more than twofold (up to 35.7 bln dollars). "Such results contributed to the increased availability of the main types of agricultural products and foodstuffs in the Union. According to the joint balances of supply and demand of the Member States, this indicator was 92.6% in 2022,” concluded Armen Harutyunyan, Director of the Agricultural Policy Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission. For reference The conference "Sugar Market of the CIS Countries" is held annually by the Eurasian Sugar Association jointly with the International Sugar Organization. The forum is traditionally attended by agricultural producers, leading companies producing and selling sugar, grain crops, by-products - sugar beet pulp and molasses, representatives of the banking and financial sectors, as well as transport and logistics companies.
27 Mar 2023 EEC to contribute to joining efforts of EAEU countries' breeders and seed growers in production of sugar beet seeds Artak Kamalyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission, paid a working visit to the food industry enterprises of the Lipetsk Region - the Dobrinsky Sugar Plant and the high-tech chips factory Vee Fry LLC. The EEC Minister inspected the production facilities, got acquainted with the processes of raw material processing and the finished-product output, noting the significant contribution of the region's enterprises to ensuring the food security of the Eurasian Economic Union countries.  In particular, while communicating with the management of the Dobrinsky Sugar Plant, Artak Kamalyan noted the importance of implementing the company's investment policy. Thereby, the plant manages to progressively improve technologies and conduct professional retraining, which finally significantly increases the plant's efficiency, which occupies a leading position in the Russian sugar industry and demonstrates long-term development plans.  Besides, some issues were discussed on developing programs for breeding and seed production of sugar beet, including in the field of science and technology development, to obtain competitive seed material, combat counterfeit and low-quality seed products, international cooperation and exchange of experience. “One of the most pressing issues today is to join efforts of the EAEU countries' breeders and seed growers in the production of seeds of sugar beet hybrids,” the EEC Minister emphasized. "The Eurasian Economic Commission is ready to provide support in building this interaction. Increasing the self-sufficiency in sugar beet seeds is the work that our countries should do together.”  During his visit to the chips factory of Vee Fry LLC in the Lipetsk special economic area, Artak Kamalyan noted the enterprise's high manufacturability and well-coordinated cooperation with private farms. “The potato product sub-complex is traditionally one of the priority directions for developing the EAEU agricultural sector,” Artak Kamalyan noted. "It is gratifying to see the production of high value-added potato products, which certainly increases the industry profitability as a whole. Therefore, the potato processing market becomes interesting for both processors and agricultural producers.”  
24 Mar 2023 Nikolai Rogozhnik presented plans to develop EAEU import substitution before Federation Council Nikolai Rogozhnik, Deputy Director of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Industrial Policy Department, attended a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, where the key topic of discussion was import substitution in the manufacturing industry. Nikolai Rogozhnik reported on developing mechanisms and tools to support cooperation and import substitution in the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as assistance in building cooperative import-substituting production chains as part of the activities conducted by the Commission on cooperation and import substitution in priority and high-tech industries operating at the EEC's venue. As part of the activities of the interdepartmental working body, some work continues to fill in and update the EAEU industrialization map. This information resource encompasses 158 projects in 25 industries totaling more than 270 bln US dollars. The EAEU industrialization map includes, inter alia, the aviation, motor vehicle, light, metal, machine-tool, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, and radio-electronic industries. "The Eurasian Economic Commission works on import substitution in the manufacturing industry in the sectoral context as well", the EEC representative informed. "For this purpose, specialized expert groups have been created, sector-specific lists of the EAEU countries' enterprises ready for integration cooperation have been formed and posted on the Union’s website, and the EEC Board's recommendations on industrial cooperation in railway engineering, shipbuilding, civil aircraft engineering, microelectronics, metal industry and a number of others have been adopted”.  Besides, the Commission develops supranational financing mechanisms to support cooperative projects of the Eurasian manufacturers. The new mechanism supported by the Heads of the Union States is a subsidizing part of the interest rates on credits and loans granted to enterprises by financial organizations for cooperative projects in the manufacturing industry. The financing is expected to begin in 2024. According to preliminary calculations, the subsidies will enable to annually promote the development of cooperative projects in the amount of about 20-26 mln dollars. “Within the EAEU, it is important to create cooperative projects using the competencies of all the Union countries", Nikolai Rogozhnik noted. "Developing the industrial project "Eurasian Electric Bus" proposed by Belarus with an eye to joint implementation by all the Eurasian five countries is one of the positive examples".  For reference The Commission on cooperation and import substitution in priority and high-tech industries within the EAEU is an interdepartmental working body established at the level of Deputy Ministers of the Union countries and chaired by Artak Kamalyan, EEC Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture.  
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03/28/2023 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК №43 Об утверждении Порядка прослеживаемости партий подкарантинной продукции (подкарантинных грузов, подкарантинных материалов, подкарантинных товаров), ввозимой на таможенную территорию Евразийского экономического союза и перемещаемой по таможенной территории Евразийского экономического союза
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03/28/2023 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК №42 О внесении изменений в Решение Коллегии Евразийской экономической комиссии от 22 сентября 2015 г. № 122
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03/28/2023 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК №41 Об утверждении Методологии квалификации препятствий на внутреннем рынке Евразийского экономического союза и признания барьеров и ограничений устраненными
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03/28/2023 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК №40 О структуре уникального номера перевозки объектов отслеживания, осуществляемой с применением навигационных пломб
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03/28/2023 12:00:00 am Решение Коллегии ЕЭК №39 О внесении изменения в Решение Коллегии Евразийской экономической комиссии от 24 ноября 2020 г. № 149

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