On March 18, 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published a report on its official website presenting the results of the meeting of the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
The topic of digitization of compliance documents in the domain of certification was at the heart of the discussion during this working session.
The designated representatives of the member countries highlighted the relevance of the transition to electronic certificates and declarations, especially in the context of the pandemic. This unfavorable situation has proved the utility of such a transition and digitization has become one of the major priorities today.
It should be noted that digital transition is also mentioned among the strategic directions of development under the Eurasian Economic Integration Program until 2025.
Here are the main benefits of digitization defined during the meeting:
- minimizing risks associated with fraudulent practices related to compliance documents;
- reducing time and costs for market participants;
- ensuring the credibility of conformity assessment results;
- preventing the counterfeit trade.
The meeting participants concluded that the transition to the electronic format of compliance documents should be performed smoothly and simultaneously for all member countries. Otherwise, it can only create additional obstacles.