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14 Aug 2017

Common market of air transport services in EAEU by 2020 possible

ASTANA, 14 August (BelTA) – A common market of air transport services may be established in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) by 2020. The relevant decision was signed by the heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union member states during the expanded-participation session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Astana, Kazakhstan on 14 August, BelTA has learned.

Participants of the session passed eight documents, including the decision on adopting the roadmap on pursuing a coordinated transport policy of the EAEU member states in air transport in 2018-2020. The roadmap provides for taking measures that will allow forming a common market of air transport services in the Eurasian Economic Union.

The heads of government also discussed the access of EAEU exporters to the infrastructure of Russian sea ports. The matter was discussed upon the initiative of the Kazakh side.

Apart from that, a number of instructions of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council were signed. In particular, an instruction was signed on calculating and distributing sums of import customs duties among the budgets of the EAEU member states in 2016. An instruction was signed on some aspects of using trade platforms for organizing centralized trade within the framework of the common EAEU electricity market and on financing measures to form the common EAEU electricity market.

A number of orders of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council were signed as well. They are related to the development of the guidelines on implementing the digital agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union, work on the draft agreement on pension benefits for workers in the Eurasian Economic Union member states, provision of reports on the customs declaration of risk-profile commodities in view of Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization, and the organization of intrastate procedures required to enforce the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union of 11 April 2017.

 

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