The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) discussed approaches to the formation of an Action plan (road map) for the development of cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO). This task is one of the important ones within the framework of the Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025.
The meeting of the EEC Working Group on Communication with the WCO was attended by representatives of the authorized bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries, whose competence is the formation of customs policy, as well as the improvement of customs regulation in cooperation with the international customs community.
The Customs Cooperation Block of the EEC analyzed the precedent of the European Union, formulated legal, organizational approaches and measures to achieve the set goal. Along with this, it is necessary to form a list of legal acts of the Union that will need to be developed for the implementation of the Strategy-2025 in the part under consideration.
Among the topics discussed was the development of approaches to organizing interaction between the EEC and the customs authorities of the EEU states as part of the consideration of the WCO agenda. The Customs Cooperation Block of the EEC looks forward to continuing an effective dialogue with the members of the working group on these issues.
Reference: Point 11.7.5. of the Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025, approved by the Decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on December 11, 2020 № 12, provides for such measures as: the Union obtaining the WCO membership status and working out the possibility of joining the Union to the fundamental WCO instruments and tools.
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