April 11, 2019 EAEU-Egypt International Expert Session

1On April 11 at the site of the Eurasian Economic Commission, in preparation for the Eurasian-Egyptian business forum, scheduled for this year, an expert session was held on the prospects for the creation and functioning of a free trade zone between the EAEU and the Arab Republic of Egypt. The event was attended by almost 100 representatives of various organizations, including the EEC, ministries and departments, business and expert communities of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. One of the five keynote speakers was the team leader, Senior Researcher Center for Global and Strategic Studies, Ph.D. K.A. Aleshin, speaking on the topic “Prospects for the market of the Arab Republic of Egypt for export from the EAEU”. On the event also were discussed issues such as: the current state of the negotiation process under the FTA agreement with Egypt, barriers to trade and economic relations with Egypt, the export potential of the small and medium-sized businesses of the EAEU. Following the keynote speakers, a thorough exchange of views took place. It is expected that the developed proposals will be taken into account in the course of preparation for the EAEU-APE business forum and negotiations of the EEC with the Egyptian side.