Project of the Eurasian technology transfer, industrial cooperation and subcontracting net discussed at the meeting of EEC experts

The meeting took place in Moscow on December, 21 2018 with the participation of the representatives of Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan within the framework of online conference.

Among the participants there were representatives of the digital initiatives management office, Associated Minister of domestic markets, digitalization and IT of the EAEU, representatives of the Department of domestic policies of the EEC, representatives of the Department of industrial policies of the EEC, representatives of the public authorities of the EAEU countries, representatives of the Industrial Development Fund of the Russian Federation, of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic Kyrgyzstan, the Eurasian Development Bank, National Partnership of Subcontracting Development, Russia-Singapore Business Council, Digital Marketplace (Gazprombank Group), The national chamber of entrepreneurs of the Republic Kazakhstan “Atameken”, Eurasian Competence Centre “Academ Alatau”, INO “Digital Land”, National Agency for Local Content Development (“NADLoC”), Technology Transfer Association (Armenia), Engineering Cluster of the Republic Tatarstan and representatives of the EAEU business community.

It should be reminded, that according to the priorities of the implementation of the digital agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union (hereafter – EAEU), which were approved by the decision of the Eurasian Highest Economic Council of October, 11 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission (hereafter – EEC) organised the work of the expert platform on digital industrial cooperation.

It should also be reminded, that within the realization of the Main directions of industrial cooperation the Council of the EEC  approved  the Concept of  the Eurasian industrial cooperation and subcontracting net, the Concept of the Eurasian technology transfer net, as well as the Recommendation on the concept of creating the conditions for digital transformation of the industrial cooperation within the Union and digital transformation of the industry of the EAEU states.

The project of the Eurasian net, discussed at the meeting, combines the above-mentioned conceptions. The representatives of the public authorities of the EAEU countries as well as business associations and communities mention the importance of its implementation.

At the meeting there was considerated a package of documents attached to the Project of the Eurasian net, including its passport, draft roadmap, which entails its two-phase implementation, and the description of the project. According to the roadmap, for the first half of 2019 year it is planned, among other things, to create a working group on forming the Eurasian net, to create and to test the showcase of the Eurasian net services.

It should be mentioned, that the representatives of business associations and communities of different EAEU countries expressed immediate interest

At the meeting the experts also mentioned the high readiness of the package of documents on the project of the Eurasian net for its tabling at the EEC Council.

The advantages expected of the project implementation:

For the business:

– Forming the tools to support the industrial cooperation within EAEU, which will provide the mechanism for searching partners and suppliers, sub-contracting and technology transfer between the participants;

– Accelerating free movement of goods, services, capital and labour force;

– Reduce of managerial costs and time spent on conducting the operations.

 

For the EAEU countries:

– Opened and favourable business environment in member countries;

– Equal access of the member states to the information resources of the Union.

 

For EEC:

– New business processes, digital models, digital assets creating;

– EAEU digital market development;

– Mainstreaming of the mechanisms of the digital collaboration integration within the digital agenda;

– Generating statistical and analytical reports within EAEU;

– Greater investment flows.

 

Possible negative effects, if the Project of the Eurasian net is not implemented:

– Lack of cooperation between economic entities of the EAEU member states;

– Failure to comply the digital agenda of the Union;

– Risks of retaining of the illicit flows of goods within the Union.

CFO of the Russia-Singapore Business Council Andrey Bykov told about the benefits of the consortium within the Eurasian net, and about the services of the international B2B Platform RSTrade, which is a part of it. RSTrade is operatied by the managing company of the Council. Special attention was payed to the opportunities to use the Platform as a convenient gateway for foreign economic activities with the partners from Southeast Asian countries, particularly in relation to the integration of RSTrade with ASEAN biggest digital logistic platform CamelOne by vCargoCloud.

According to the results of the meeting there was completed a report, which included the suggestions of the meeting participants. It will be sent to the governing bodies of the EEC.

 

Resource: https://www.facebook.com/digitalagendaEAEU/posts/2268694570041554?__tn__=K-R (Digital transformation of the EAEU).