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Customs Union technical regulations in the spotlight at conference in Minsk

MINSK, 26 June (BelTA) - Technical regulations of the Customs Union will be discussed at the international science-to-practice conference “Customs Union (CU) and the Single Economic Space (SES). Technical regulations 2013” that will be held in Minsk on 26 June, BelTA learnt from the press service of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Gosstandart).

The forum aims to inform the industries and business communities of the work carried out in the field of technical regulations in the CU and the SES, explain the requirements laid down in the CU technical regulations, provide information, methodological and technical assistance in observing these regulations and also to detect the problems and find optimal solutions.

Specific attention will be given to the application of the CU technical regulations in machine-building and electrical engineering (came into effect on 15 February 2013) and food and agricultural products (due to become effective from 1 July 2013). These documents are of primary importance for all CU member countries. The discussion of the pressing issues of technical regulation will be held both in the format of a plenary session and in thematic sections. An exhibition of information sources of the National Fund of Technical Legal Acts will be co-located with the conference.

The conference is organized on the initiative of Gosstandart and the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification with the assistance from the Eurasian Economic Commission, Rosstandart, Gosstandart of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Association of Industrial Enterprises and the Russian Union of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. As many as 200 people are expected to attend the conference, including representatives of industrial enterprises and business communities, the national and regional state administration bodies of Belarus as well as officials from Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia.