On 28 May 2019, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit took place in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan. The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev advocated deepening the internal market and reinforcing cooperation between members states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) when it comes to the fight against counterfeit goods, dumping and unfair competition from third countries but also to always jointly seek access to the markets of third countries.

As for the cooperation in the internal market’s protection, the President of Kazakhstan brought forward proposals regarding customs’ management as follows: “we consider it fundamentally important to provide a common methodology as well as common approaches and practices for our customs. This concerns the issue of classification of goods, determination of customs value and full accounting of imported goods”.

The very same day, the Supreme Council took several decisions aiming to deepen the free trade zone and enhance the cooperation between the member states (inter alia the exchange of information regarding the traceability of goods imported into the EAEU’s territory).