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Package of documents signed after CIS Heads of Government Council session in Tashkent

TASHKENT (BelTA) – A package of documents was signed after the session of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Tashkent, BelTA has learned.

At the session the CIS heads of government adopted a statement on the consolidation of efforts of the global community for efficient counteracting international cartels. As the country presiding in the Commonwealth, Russia will distribute the text of the statement in the United Nations Organization and other international organizations.

The participants of the meeting also made a decision on the implementation of the free trade zone agreement as of 18 October 2011.

The list of important documents includes an agreement on the exchange of information for the evaluation and monitoring of the customs value of goods in the CIS member states. This document aims to promote cooperation, interaction and mutual assistance in ensuring the credibility of the declarable customs value of goods transported through the customs borders of the Commonwealth.

Apart from that, the participants of the session signed a protocol on introducing amendments to the agreement on the rules to determine the country of origin of products in the CIS as of 20 November 2009. These amendments specify cases when a free trade regime is not provided or restored without changing the essence of the existing regulations.

The participants of the session also approved the concept of cooperation between the CIS member states in such industries as oil and gas machine building and land reclamation, including the plans of priority measures to implement them.

The CIS Heads of Government Council also appointed Major General Sergei Dudko (Belarus) the deputy head of the CIS Antiterrorism Center.

A decision was made to introduce amendments to the provision on the coordination transport session of the CIS member states.

After considering the information on the progress in the preparations for the 2020 population censuses in the CIS countries, the Heads of Government Council made a decision to ensure that the governments of the CIS countries will finance the preparations for the 2020 population censuses and summing up the results. In order to ensure the comparability of results between countries, national statistics services were instructed to include indicators approved by the CIS council of heads of statistics services in the population censuses.

The participants of the session also discussed a number of organizational and financial issues.

The next session of the CIS Heads of Government Council will take place in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) on 1 June 2018.