25.01.2023 (Обновлено: 31.01.2023 10:08)

Rules of origin for engaging in public procurement of the EAEU countries supplemented with another 55 items

The EEC Council approved the production conditions to be met for another 55 commodity items to be considered manufactured in the EAEU so they can be accepted for public procurement in the Union States.

Relevant amendments were introduced to Annex 1 to the Rules for Determining the Country of Origin of Certain Types of Goods for Public Procurement Purposes. The goods include aircraft tugs, 3D printers, microphones, loudspeakers, phones, sound systems, circuits for devices and computer power units, scanners, biometric systems, LEDs, fiber optic cables, breathing apparatuses and other products. In total, the introduced changes concern five industries: machine tool engineering, specialized mechanical engineering, medical product manufacturing, musical instruments, as well as sound equipment, electronics and communications electronics.

All the conditions and production procedures were agreed with the authorized authorities and businesses of the EAEU countries.

According to Bakhyt Sultanov, EEC Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation, the decision by the EEC Council significantly expands possibilities for the Union countries' manufacturers to participate in each other's public procurement.

"The adopted conditions and process operations will allow to leverage the capacities created in the Union States to the utmost, which is of no small importance given import substitution and relocation of production facilities," commented the Minister.

For reference

Following the adopted decision, the Rules for Determining the Country of Origin of Certain Types of Goods for Public Procurement Purposes approved by the Decision of the EEC Council No. 105 dated November 23, 2020, contain production conditions for 375 commodity titles from 14 manufacturing industries. Moreover, the Rules contain 102 commodity items that are accepted for public procurement based on the ST-1 certificate.