ArmInfo.The launch of digital traceability of goods in the Eurasian space must be started as soon as possible in order to overcome the existing distrust between the EAEU countries, which negatively affects the development of integration processes.
This opinion was expressed in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent by Natalya Lyakhova, Deputy Director of the Department of Customs and Tariff and Non-Tariff Regulation of the EEC, on the sidelines of the VII International Anti-Counterfeiting Forum.
''Unfair business does a disservice not only in the territory of its state, but throughout the Eurasian space. After all, we often hear that our business entities are considering the possibility of exporting their products to the markets of third countries than to the EAEU. Because there is still a huge amount of paper requirements, accompanying documents. And we very much hope that the introduction of digital tracking systems will reduce the level of bureaucracy, which is also a barrier to the unhindered movement of goods in the EAEU market, "Lyakhova said, noting that this process involves a whole range of activities, in particular the creation of a cross-border trust space to electronic documents, and accordingly increase confidence in each other.
Of course, the transition to a digital system for marking goods, according to the representative of the EEC, provides additional costs for the business. However, today it is not necessary to talk about the full readiness of business in this regard. ''Even in the Russian Federation, which is a driver in the marking market, only volunteers participate in digital marking pilot projects.
At the same time, Lyakhova expressed confidence that the EAEU countries will soon be able to implement a unified system of digital tracking and labeling of goods in view of the rapid development of technology. <A year ago, when we only signed the agreement, we didn't think that so much would change in such a short time, in particular from the point of view of creating new technological solutions, "she said. Regarding Armenia, the EEC representative noted that the state has rather high chances of an early transition to digital marking and traceability. Emphasizing that the country has been using digital marking of goods for a long time, but using national standards that cannot be accepted in the territory of the EAEU. <Perhaps there is a need to modernize this system for reading brands, in particular to bring the system in line with international standards. But I think that for Armenia this is a rather simple, unproblematic task>, she said. To recall, on November 12 - 13 the 7th international forum "Anti-Counterfeiting-2019" is held in Yerevan, dedicated to the problems of counteracting the illegal circulation of industrial products, including the protection of intellectual property rights.