Aleksandr Lukashenko approves draft amendments to EAEU Customs Code Treaty in e-commerce

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has approved the draft protocol on amendments to the Treaty on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in electronic commerce as a basis for holding negotiations. The head of state signed Decree No. 391 on 18 December.

    The document has been prepared within the framework of the strategic guidelines for the development of Eurasian economic integration until 2025. The draft international treaty regulates the procedure and conditions of moving e-commerce goods across the customs border of the EAEU. It envisages the establishment of an e-commerce operator institution to provide logistics and customs clearance of transactions with goods purchased by individuals online.

    The draft protocol also lists the conditions for inclusion of a legal entity in the register of e-commerce operators, grounds for exclusion from it, rights, duties and responsibilities of the e-commerce operator.

    The State Customs Committee of Belarus has been authorized to negotiate the draft protocol and sign the document.