Eurasian Economic Commission invites representatives of Perspektyva small business association to discussion on certification rules


Representatives of the Perspektyva small business association have been invited to attend a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission scheduled to be held in Moscow on August 2.

The meeting will focus on the Customs Union's new certification rules for imported clothing and footwear, Perspektyva leader Anatol Shumchanka told BelaPAN.

Perspektyva has been fighting the introduction of the rules for Belarusian market vendors. Under pressure from the organization, the government postponed the introduction of the rules for market vendors until July 1, 2014, but the reprieve comes with conditions that are very difficult to fulfill.

According to Mr. Shumchanka, local authorities have rushed to assure market vendors that they will not be checking their compliance with the conditions, including the presence of accompanying documents for their goods.

Market vendors staged a one-day nationwide strike on June 27 in protest against the introduction of the new rules. Sporadic walkouts took place in some cities earlier this week as well. //BelaPAN