On October 2, 2018, Moscow (Russian Federation) launched the second round of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Republic of Serbia.
The above negotiations are held at the ECE site and will continue for 2 days. The Kazakhstan side is represented by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
During the talks, the parties will discuss the main differences on the provisions of the draft of the future Free Trade Agreement, including market access for goods, sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary measures to regulate mutual trade, technical barriers, the application of non-tariff regulation and protective measures, intellectual property issues and t .d In addition, issues of determining the country of origin of goods will be considered.
It is expected that the negotiations will allow to remove the main differences of the parties on the text of the agreement and will move to the final stage.
In general, it should be noted that the conclusion of this Agreement with Serbia will allow to unify the trade regime in force in the EEU countries.
Recall that today the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation already have bilateral agreements providing for free trade. The remaining members of the EAEU do not have a preferential trade regime with Serbia.
The agreement will help to increase mutual trade between our countries and strengthen trade and economic cooperation, as well as allow updating the bilateral legal framework in accordance with WTO rules.