ArmInfo. Up to two million euros a year entrepreneurs lose because of the fact that in the Russian legislation the list of goods that must be accompanied by veterinary documents is wider than stipulated by the law of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC). This was reported by representatives of the Union of Participants of the Consumer Market (SUPR) at a meeting with experts of the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECE) on November 8. The event was chaired by the Director of the Department for the Operation of Internal Markets of the ECE Ilya Chernoy. Representatives of SUPR also noted that in Russia the requirements for alcohol products differ from the requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEC <About food safety> and <Food products in terms of its labeling>. Because of this, manufacturers bear additional costs, which are reflected in the cost of goods.
In addition, entrepreneurs drew attention to the fact that in Belarus, the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 849 introduced and will expand on the types of products mandatory requirements for testing products in terms of energy efficiency indicators. In this regard, manufacturers and importers will be forced to test their goods only in laboratories accredited in Belarus, which will entail considerable time and money costs. Depending on the type of product, the tests take from 1 to 14 days, and their cost can reach $ 1,500.
The Commission will discuss the options for solving all the problems voiced with the authorized bodies of the EAPC countries. Also within the framework of the meeting, an agreement was reached on joint assessment of the impact of obstacles on business for the subsequent use of the information received in analytical work.
The participants of the meeting stressed the necessity of organizing regular consultations between the ECE and the business community on specific barriers, exemptions and restrictions on the market of the EAEC. Ilya Cherny noted in his speech that one of the most important steps on the way to ensuring the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor in the market of the Union was the adoption on October 25 by the Eurasian intergovernmental council of the "roadmap" to eliminate exemptions and restrictions on the internal market of the EAPS for 2018 - 2019 years.
<The Road Map> contains 34 measures to remove obstacles in such areas as labor migration, taxes and taxation, customs and technical regulation, state (municipal) purchases, and a number of others, "said the Director of the Department for the Functioning of the Internal Markets of the ECE. As the Director General of SUPR Olga Barannikova noted at the end of the meeting, due to the work of the Department for the functioning of the internal markets of the Commission, the obstacles in trade between the EEA countries are being eliminated. "We hope that there will be fewer such obstacles every year. After all, their elimination contributes to a significant increase in mutual trade within the Union, "says Olga Barannikova.
The Eurasian Economic Commission, a permanent supranational regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union, began its work on February 2, 2012. The ECE includes representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Decisions of the Commission are binding for execution in the countries of the Union. Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission - Tigran Sargsyan. The treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union was signed on May 29, 2014, entered into force on January 1, 2015. The Union ensures the freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labor, the conduct of a coordinated, coordinated or unified policy in various sectors of the economy. The purpose of the Union is to provide conditions for the stable development of the economies of the member states in the interests of raising the standard of living of their people, comprehensive modernization, cooperation and increasing the competitiveness of national economies. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is the supreme body of the Union, which includes the Presidents of the Member States. The Eurasian intergovernmental economic council is a body composed of heads of governments of member states. The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission is a body composed of vice-premiers of the member states. In accordance with the annual rotation in 2017, the organs of the Union are chaired by Kyrgyzstan. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev is chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.