Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Babich: the virus is not a reason to close down
19 September 2020 11:19

The scheduled meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission was held on September 18, 2020. The First Deputy Minister Mikhail Babich took part in the Council from the part of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

The EEC Council continues to discuss measures to counter the spread of coronavirus infection. The Deputy Prime Ministers of the five states noted the need for joint efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the free movement of citizens in the Union space, taking into account all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus on the territory of the EAEU countries. In addition, members of the Council discussed the possibility of extending tariff benefits for certain types of medical devices that were introduced due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council participants also considered issues of further development of the integrated information system of the Union and took a number of measures aimed at improving the efficiency of the system taking into account current trends in the development of the digital economy. As Mikhail Babich noted: "Given the rapid development of digital technologies it is necessary to develop new approaches aimed at creating a common information space in the economic sphere which is necessary for the full functioning of the common market and simplification of procedures within the framework of mutual trade."

The Deputy Prime Ministers of the five countries supported the initiative of the Russian Federation to amend the common commodity nomenclature and the common customs tariff of the EAEU for certain polymer products which will increase the competitive advantages of the business of the Union countries and promote import substitution in the Eurasian space.

The next meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission was agreed to be held in the first decade of October 2020.

Дата публикации: September 19, 2020
Ссылка: https://en.economy.gov.ru/material/news/mikhail_babich_the_virus_is_not_a_reason_to_close_down.html
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