AmCham Russia held 6th Eurasian Economic Commission conference

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The Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic, Zarina Chekirbaeva, was invited to speak at the 6th Eurasian Economic Commission conference on December 12, 2018, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, in partnership with the U.S. – Russia Business Council (USRBC) and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC).

The Chairman of the EAEC Board, Mr. Tigran Sarkisyan, spoke of the results of EAEC activities in 2018, and presented plans and priorities for the next year in his keynote speech. Representatives of the EAEC and the Federal Customs Service discussed the future of Eurasian integration, highlighted key areas of their activity, including issues of customs policy, technical regulation, and competition policy. Zarina Chekirbaeva spoke about the benefits and challenges of the Kyrgyz Republic’s presence in the EAEU from the perspective of the private sector, highlighting issues related to customs, labor migration, as well as growth and decline in various sectors. The event also featured presentations from multinational companies on their success stories of operation within the Eurasian market.

The panel sessions were co-moderated by AmCham President & CEO Alexis Rodzianko and USRBC President and CEO Daniel Russell. The following experts spoke in the course of two panel discussions: Karine Minasyan (Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Internal Markets, Information Support, Information & Communication Technologies, EAEC), Ruslan Davydov (1st Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service RF), Marina Iskoskova (Head of Customs Legislation Branch, Department of Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice, EAEC), Karen Garaseferyan (Board Member, AmCham Armenia), Zarina Chekirbaeva (Executive Director, AmCham Kyrgyz Republic), Oksana Plashkova (Deputy Head of Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department, EAEC), Dmitry Rozhdestvenskiy (Head of the Division of Coordination of works in the field of circulation of medicines and medical products, Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department, EAEC), Vadim Kukava, Executive Director, Association of Pharmaceutical Companies «Innovative Pharma» (InPharma), Frances Devlin (Director, Regional Public Affairs, Pfizer), and Vladimir Shipkov (Executive Director, Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM)).