The agreement on the use of navigation seals for tracking shipments in the Eurasian Economic Union came into force on April 3, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
The heads of the EAEU states signed the document on April 19, 2022 in Moscow. "The internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the agreement have been carried out in all states of the Union, about which the EEC has received relevant notes," the press service said.
The document has the status of an international treaty and establishes the legal basis for the use in the EAEU of a new technological control tool for the transportation of goods and vehicles – navigation seals. "At the same time, the scope of the Agreement applies exclusively to transportation carried out on the territories of two or more countries of the Union," the EEC noted. “A navigation seal is a device that remotely controls the movement of goods and vehicles. The use of this technology allows you to monitor the vehicle online at a distance of hundreds and thousands of kilometers and record every illegal action with goods located in the sealed cargo compartment, if they take place. Due to the use of navigation seals, transparency of transportation is ensured."
The agreement is aimed at minimizing state control measures during the transportation of goods (during transit, export and within the framework of mutual trade) and ensuring their legal turnover on the territory of the EAEU. The agreement provides for the phased introduction of tracking, taking into account the categories of goods and modes of transport by which they will move. This approach will ensure a soft adaptation of transport participants and government agencies to new working conditions that meet modern requirements.
"Today's realities indicate that a new modern control tool meets the interests of both regulatory authorities and subjects of foreign economic activity," the EEC stressed.
"On March 7 of this year, the EEC Board approved an action plan for the introduction in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union of a mechanism for tracking traffic using navigation seals, defined by the Agreement on the Use of Navigation Seals for Tracking Traffic in the EAEU. The corresponding roadmap, which should also be approved by the EEC Council at the level of vice-premiers of the Eurasian "five" countries, contains a set of measures. Their implementation will make it possible to start tracking traffic in the EAEU countries in January of 2024," the press service added.