The State Duma discussed uniform criteria for assessing environmental risks in the EAEU

Today, at a round table in the State Duma, common criteria for assessing environmental risks in the framework of trade and economic relations between member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) were discussed.

As part of the event, experts discussed the problem of creating a unified system of criterial assessments of environmental factors in the sale of goods and services between the EAEU member countries, as well as environmental criteria for assessing the business reputation of companies engaged in foreign trade and economic activities within the framework of Eurasian cooperation.

Andrey Goncharov, First Vice President of the Russian Forest Association: “The development of common criteria will allow the EAEU countries to reduce bureaucratic quality of products, but also in the fact that the highest environmental standards were observed during its production.

Among other issues, the round table discussed the prospects for using a common system of voluntary forest certification. The fact that Russia is considering the possibility of creating a national system, taking into account the legislation of friendly countries, was previously reported by Rosleskhoz. The basis for creating such a system will be corporate policies on sustainable forest management and control over the supply chain of key companies - market participants.

In addition to Russia, the EAEU includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In July 2022, the EEAS Free Trade Area Protocol with Iran was ratified. Trade turnover with these countries has multiplied due to external sanctions pressure.