On 24 April 2017, the Board (Коллегии) of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved a development plan for a “single window” in the system of regulation of foreign economic activities (FEA) in the EAEU countries in 2017.  The plan will be presented to the Commission and to the Member States, to be approved at the level of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

The reference model of a “single window” will be the benchmark for the EAEU in the further development of national “single windows”. This will enable national projects to communicate at the international level. The purpose of the project is the optimization of state and business resources through a single submission of data in a single standardized form for subsequent use by all involved in the regulation of foreign economic activity of the state bodies.

It is planned that the “single window” will also be a platform for e-business interaction in B2B format. In the private office of foreign trade participants can enter into cross-border transactions, finding suppliers, carriers, etc. At the same time contracts concluded between entrepreneurs within the “single window”, will serve as an official confirmation of the transaction to authorities.

In order to increase the level of protection of intellectual property rights across the customs border of the EAEU, ECE members of the Board approved changes to the Regulations on the procedure of filling the declaration of goods. According to the decision, the goods that contain objects of intellectual property included in the Customs Register, must be declared separately from other goods and use a Registration Number. Using a Registration Number will automatically quickly and accurately identify any intellectual property included in the Register.