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EAEU countries discussing over 300 amendments to Customs Code

MOSCOW ( BelTA) – Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are discussing over 300 amendments to the union's Customs Code, including amendments to online trade regulations, BelTA learned from Maksat Mamytkanov, Member of the Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, during a videoconference held on 22 February to link the capital cities of the union ahead of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session, which is scheduled for 25 February.

Maksat Mamytkanov remarked that the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union has been in effect for five years already and is now in need of amendments and addenda. All the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union have recognized the need to amend the Customs Code as fast as possible, he said.

According to the source, the development of online trade is one of the most hotly debated topics since the growth of online trade has been fueled by restrictions accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic. Maksat Mamytkanov explained that the sides suggest setting up authorized online trade operators, which will organize all the business processes relating to online trade, the payment of the necessary duties, and so on.

The official also added that the countries are actively discussing the Customs Code amendments relating to the processing of sea food.