On December 11, a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Council was held in the videoconference mode with the participation of the heads of state of the CU, the Honorary Chairman of the EAEU, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the Chairman of the Board EEC Mikhail Myasnikovich.
The EEU countries agreed to include in the draft strategic directions for the development of the union until 2025 the proposal of the Russian side on the introduction of a single standard for customs operations and customs control. The FCS hopes that this will make it possible to level the differences in the approaches of the customs officials of the five countries to the assessment of customs value and to the rigidity of control. Experts note that the actual unification will depend primarily on the technical equipment of the inspectors and on the risk profiles common for the countries, while the human factor often becomes an important factor in choosing the place of “customs clearance”.
The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) have agreed to abolish transport tax for owners of electric cars until 2020, as well as introduce a number of other benefits. The corresponding decree on the plan of measures to stimulate the production and use of electric vehicles was approved at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.
Russia, as the only one of the EEU countries that has a sectional regime, must protect its domestic market from re-export through the introduction of unified rules of customs control at the border of the member countries of the Union. This was stated by the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science Gennady Onishchenko.