9 Dec 2022 13:23

All cargo transit restrictions should be removed in EAEU - Tokayev

ASTANA. Dec 9 (Interfax) - Any restrictions on cargo transit through the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should be removed, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

"I believe that we should remove any restrictions on the transit, quotas and holding of Kazakh and other goods transiting through our common customs area," Tokayev said at an expanded meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on Friday.

"Such restrictions contravene the goals and spirit of economic cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union. Most importantly, they limit the use of our economic integration potential," he said.

"It is also necessary to expedite the entry into force of the agreement on using navigation seals to track shipments," Tokayev said.

"Such a measure would set a good example of the positive effect of digitalization on integration processes," he said.

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said earlier on Friday that it was decided to begin a pilot project of a mechanism for tracking goods that cross into the EAEU customs area.

Japarov said he was confident that the use of such tools and mechanisms would ease concerns of EAEU members about illegal trade in mutual and foreign trade transactions.