The fourth round of negotiations on the conclusion of a trade and economic cooperation agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the People’s Republic of China was held at the headquarters of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in Moscow.
The parties discussed their stances on mutual obligations under a number of the agreement sections,including: “Horizontal and legal matters”, “Transparency”, “Market protection measures”, “Technical barriers to trade”, “Sanitary and phytosanitary measures”, “Customs cooperation”, “Intellectual property”, “Competition”, “Public procurement”, “Sectoral cooperation” and “E-commerce”.
Following the negotiations, the Director of the EEC Trade Policy Department, Anton Kudasov who headed the EEC delegation noted that “we have managed to achieve remarkable progress in approval of the text of the agreement. The next round of negotiations will be already held this autumn. Preliminary, we agreed to hold it in Hangzhou, China, in September this year.”
Negotiations on the conclusion of a trade and economic cooperation agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the People’s Republic of China are held based on the Decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of May 8, 2015.
The negotiating delegation from the EAEU includes members of the Commission, experts and officials of the Union countries.
The Chinese delegation includes representatives of the Ministry of Commerce of China, which is a coordinator of the negotiations, as well as officials of other ministries and departments of the People’s Republic of China.