11 Dec 2009 18:49

Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan sign deal on technical regulation, sanitary measures

ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 11 (Interfax) - The prime ministers of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan signed a package of agreements related to technical regulation and the application of veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary measures in the customs union at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Friday.

"We have signed a package of five agreements establishing a legal basis within the unified customs area regarding technical regulation and application of veterinary, sanitary, and phytosanitary measures," Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky told journalists in St. Petersburg on Friday.

These documents will promote free circulation of goods within the customs union, he said.

"Step by step, we are lifting various barriers obstructing free circulation of goods within the unified customs area," Sidorsky said.