Gross: EEU does not need a consensus to impose restrictions on imports

Gross: EEU does not need a consensus to impose restrictions on imports


The contract has the right to impose unilateral measures, therefore, any state can stop delivery on its territory, said the Minister for main integration directions and macroeconomics of the Eurasian economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya.

MEXICO city, 7 Dec. Dmitry Znamensky. Member countries of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) can do without a consensus regarding the introduction of unilateral constraints on external imports, said the Minister for main integration directions and macroeconomics of the Eurasian economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya.

“We don’t need to be consensus on this issue, the contract has the right of States to impose such unilateral measures, therefore, every state, for example, Russia can stop deliveries on their territory, but can’t and has no plans to stop shipments from other countries to the territory of other States of the EEU,” said gross, commenting on the situation with the supply of sanctioned goods.

According to her, in the framework of the EAEU are working discussion on this, because it is necessary to observe the principle of the right of States to these unilateral measures, but at the same time, their implementation should not disrupt the normal functioning of the EEU. This applies to the transit through its territory of goods cross the territory of Russia towards other countries. “You need a closer communication with our oversight agencies — customs, sanitary, therefore the topics discussed,” she said.

“Where supplies (sanctions products) are re-exports, need closer cooperation between our customs authorities, and they, in my opinion, negotiate and interact, the severity of the situation there, and another thing, when something arrives on the territory of Belarus, there is processed and then delivered to our market, is a normal story,” he said.

Gross reported that the reaction of the EEU on the possible transition of Russia to the most favored nation treatment in trade with Ukraine instead of zero duties.

“I don’t know, it’s their (other participants EAEC) own decision, I have no information that they (similar action) plan, but within the Eurasian economic Union it is enough competence of one state, it can such unilateral decisions,” said the Minister.

The EEU is an international integration economic Union created on the basis of the Customs Union and the common economic space and functioning from January 1 of the current year. Now members of the EEU are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.