2 Feb 2018 17:31

EAEU states sign agreement on marking goods with means of identification

ALMATY. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) have signed an agreement on the marking of goods with means of identification, an Interfax correspondent reported.

The document was signed on Friday in Almaty following the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minster of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and Kyrgyz Prime Minster Sapar Isakov.

"The agreement is meant to improve control over the turnover of goods in Union territory, with traceability helping significantly improve the operations of the common market, which we have already become convinced of on the basis of certain goods," Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev said earlier at a meeting of EAEU heads of state in Almaty.

This kind of marking will help "bring whole sectors of retail trade out of the shadows and increase tax collection," the prime minster said.

"It's important that we gradually extend the marking to new groups of products, until all goods flows are included," Medvedev said.