Russia: 2014 Customs Union Ag Times No. 5

This report contains summaries of relevant decisions and documents from the Russia-Kazakhstan- Belarus Customs Union (CU) meetings, published between July 12 and August 28, 2014 that impact CU food and agriculture policy.  Key documents included herein are draft amendments to the CU veterinary requirements and draft CU Technical Regulation on packaged water published for public review/comment; EEC Collegium decision No. 131 establishing CU tariff-rate quotas for 2015, as well as a tariff import decrease for blue whiting (which both appear consistent with Russia’s World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments); and, a draft schedule for issuing or amending CU technical regulations in 2014-2015.

Russia: 2014 Customs Union Ag Times No. 5