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Within the frame of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, it is important to create uniform operation rules for digital ecosystems to protect consumers, as well as to enforce patent rights and tax payment. This was announced to journalists by the head of the RF Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov following the results of the economic forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which took place on June 23 in Dushanbe.
The minister noted that the SCO is one of the most important trade partners for Russia. Last year, the trade turnover between the Russian Federation and the organization countries amounted to $145 billion, despite all the restrictions associated with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We understand that these markets are very serious. Today, the discussion is focused on such issues as electronic commerce, as well as a broader topic – development and interaction of digital ecosystems related to trade, services, transportation of goods. This is the issue of copyright protection, patent rights and so on,” explained Maxim Reshetnikov.
He noted that various ecosystems are already in use in many member-countries of the SCO, including Russia, China and India. “It is very important to develop uniform rules so that these systems, marketplaces, channels operate according to the uniform rules. In order to ensure a clear access to these sites for supplies, not only from their own countries, but from all states,” the minister stressed.
It is important that, on one hand, consumer rights are protected and cross-border transportation worked as quickly as possible, and on the other hand, all copyrights are respected, there is patent certification and taxes are paid, continued the head of the Ministry of Economic Development. “Therefore, this dialogue is critical, and the fact that today it is being discussed at the platform of Tajikistan, and the agenda is formed actively, is a very great success and a step forward,” he concluded.