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Uzbekistan will establish a visa-free regime for citizens of a number of countries from March 1, 2021
On February 9, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures for the further development of domestic and pilgrimage tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan” (hereinafter – the “Decree”). The Decree, among others, establishes a visa-free regime for citizens of a number of countries.
Traceability of goods on the territory of the EAEU
On February 3, 2021, the Agreement on the mechanism of traceability of goods imported to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union entered into force.
Protocol on the Contract for the international carriage of goods by road entered into force for Uzbekistan
According to the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.PP - 4842 dated September, 25, 2020, “Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road”, which provide for the application of the electronic consignment note, entered into force on January 14, 2021.
Import of polyethylene packaging products is banned
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had issued a Decree on approval the Law on Amendments to the Law “On environmental protection” that was adopted by Milli Mejlis. (December 31, 2020).
Natalia Zhuk, Senior Lawyer of GRATA International, Belarus took part in the conference" LEGALWEEK. FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES - 2020 "
Natalia Zhuk, Senior Lawyer, Head of Foreign Economic Practice of GRATA International, Belarus took part as an expert in a round table on the topic “Limits of liability and guilt of declarants and customs representatives in the commission of offenses.
The new size of the basic unit
Since January 1, 2021, the size of the basic unit has increased in Belarus - 29 rubles. (approximately 9.2 euros). Previously, it was 27 rubles. (approximately 8.7 euros). The size of the basic unit determines the size of administrative fines, the amount of fees for the performance of an administrative procedure, state fees in courts, etc.
In 2021, most of the local fees in Chisinau increased, some fees were introduced for the first time
The decision of the Chisinau Municipal Council on the approval and application of local taxes for 2021 was published on the website of the mayor's office. According to the document, from this year a fee for sanitary cleaning will be levied, it will amount to 10 lei per month from owners of residential real estate (houses, apartments). Children, pensioners and persons with disabilities are exempted from this fee.
EC grants Uzbekistan the status of a beneficiary of the GSP +
On 30 November 2020, the European Commission took an early positive decision on the application of the Republic of Uzbekistan to obtain the status of a beneficiary of the Generalized System of Preferences plus (the “GSP +”).
Uzbekistan received observer status in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
On 11 December 2020, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council adopted a decision on granting a status of observer to Uzbekistan during its meeting, where the President of Uzbekistan participated.
Kamila Urazalina, a Senior Associate of GRATA International spoke at the "Tax, Customs & Law" working group meeting
On November 12, 2020, an online meeting on the topic: "Certain aspects of technical regulation in the customs clearance of goods" at the German Economy Union in Kazakhstan was held.