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EEU technical regulations facilitate investments and exports

In order to make it easier for domestic producers to cope with the rules of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan has developed a detailed booklet on the export of agricultural products to the countries of the union. Evgeny Vinokurov, Director of the Center for Integration Studies of the Eurasian Development Bank, is sure that one should not fear the technical regulations of EEU, because they facilitate investments and exports.

According to him, the work of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and national ministries and departments to develop and implement new technical regulations is extremely important. The whole system of technical regulation is being updated in its course. As a result, the documents of the union are more in line with international standards. This is what makes investments and exports easier.

In total, 42 technical regulations were approved in EEU and 35 have entered into force.

«Kyrgyzstan introduces EEU technical regulation gradually. There are 34 technical regulations in the country now. But 18 of them entered into force a little more than a month ago. Eight of them regulate food safety. Their adoption eliminates a number of technical and administrative barriers to the supply of Kyrgyz products to the Union market. The technical regulations of EEU have a direct effect on the territory of all the countries of the union and release suppliers of products that meet the requirements of technical regulations from obtaining additional permits for its sale,» Evgeny Vinokurov stressed.

The expert believes that the issue of the use of regulations and the recognition of Kyrgyz products corresponding to all norms of the union is directly tied to the effectiveness of the network of laboratories for sanitary and phytosanitary control in Kyrgyzstan.