Round-table meeting «Industrial Integration of EurAsEC»
October 25, 2010
A round-table meeting “Industrial Integration of EurAsEC” was held in the Analytical Centre under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow on the 6 th of October. The event was jointly prepared by the Analytical Centre under the Government of the Russian Federation and the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation.
The meeting was held by the Head of the Analytical Centre A.G. Makushkin and the Deputy Director of Bureau for development program and project management of UNIDO Y.I. Akhvlediani.
The round-table meeting was focused on prospects of economic and industrial integration of EurAsEC countries, transition from a Custom Union to a common economic space and its connection to UNIDO-EurAsEC project, the purpose of which is to contribute to the development of the common market and EurAsEC countries’ integration in the global economy.
The event was attended by representatives of the Secretariat of EurAsEC, the Eurasian Business Council, the Eurasian Development Bank, the Fund of Comprehensive Applied Research, the Custom Union Commission, the Analytical Centre under the Government of the Russian Federation, the National Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property, the “Expert” magazine, the Secretariat of UNIDO and the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation.
The round-table meeting was to discuss worked out proposals which were the result of Moscow Inception Seminar of 29 June – 1 July. More detailed and comprehensive discussion concerned the project development will be held at the Advisory Board meeting at the end of the year.
During the round-table meeting a lively and intensive discussion of existing proposals and experts’ comments on project challenges, implementation and expected outcomes took place.
Discussed issues included the following topics:
- prospects of economic integration of EurAsEC countries
- problems and opportunities of free movement of capital in EurAsEC
- prerequisites and terms of industrial integration in EurAsEC
- the main trends of industrial integration in EurAsEC, necessary institutes, competences
- UNIDO-EurAsEC project: strategy, expected impact and outcomes
- UNIDO potential while achieving project objectives