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Viktor Khristenko: Meeting of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council signed key documents on deepening integration

"Key documents aimed at deepening integration were signed at a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council," Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Viktor Khristenko said on the results of the session.

According to the Chairman, during the meeting the Heads of Government of the Eurasian Economic Union adopted the document on industrial cooperation. "It was signed a little bit in advance that is essential for progress in a coordinated industrial policy. This means a new meaning and significance for the regulatory tools that we have and support of the exports. This is key point, aimed at deepening integration," Victor Khristenko said.

He noted that there were also signed two intergovernmental agreements on cooperation and protection of intellectual property. "They combine also other arrangements between the countries to support and protect intellectual property. An agreement on the pilot project of labeling fur goods, which will contribute to the effective work with the "gray" imports and "gray" turnover, was also signed. It should be noted, the pilot project on labeling will refer as to coming from outside so to EEU products. Later on it is planned to use this type of labeling of products for a wide range of goods to create more legitimate and normal business conditions," Viktor Khristenko stressed.

The Chairman added that the agenda of the meeting included issues of international cooperation and relations of the Eurasian and the European Union. "EEU is interested in cooperation with the European Union. These are phytosanitary measures, tariff barriers and a common customs policy. All this is aimed at competitiveness of the EEU countries and the European Union in the global competition. I hope it will be the first impetus to the dialogue between the European and the Eurasian Economic Commissions," Khristenko said.

He informed that the next meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will take place in Yerevan in November.