05.04.2024 (Обновлено: 08.04.2024 18:31)

Vahagn Ghazaryan: "The Union and the Commission take specific steps on digitalizing trade processes"

This was stated by Vahagn Ghazaryan, Director of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Department for Customs Tariff and Non-Tariff Regulation, speaking at the session "Developing digitalization on its way forward: support for institutional initiatives" as part of the 11th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) held on April 2 in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

"The key areas of trade processes digitalization in the Union are marking goods with identification means, developing foreign and domestic e-commerce, as well as non-tariff regulation electronic documents and information applied by businesses and state authorities," he said.
According to Vahagn Ghazaryan, digital technology introduction in the Eurasian Economic Union is mainly focused on creating favorable conditions for trade both within the integration association and with its third-country partners.

As part of the session attended by the EEC Department's Director, there was a discussion of innovations and initiatives put forth by organizations engaged in developing and supporting the digitalization, with a view to introduce and further promote digital technology in sustainable supply chains.

Representatives of the Universal Postal Union, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), etc. also took floor during the event.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum is a leading regional venue for exchanging the advanced trade facilitation experience and knowledge.