ArmInfo. Following the results of the second meeting of the RA-EU Trade Partnership Committee under the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union, held on October 17 in Brussels, a decision was signed to approve the List of Arbitrators.
As the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia reports, Functional conclusions on issues discussed during the meeting were also approved.
The meeting is co-chaired by the Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Varos Simonyan on the Armenian side and Pedros Surmelis, Head of the European Commission's General Directorate of Trade, European Department. During the meeting, the parties discussed measures to be implemented within the framework of trade cooperation within the framework of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement of the RA- EU, and relevant roadmaps in the following areas: trade in goods, customs, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary events, trade in services, rationale and electronic commerce, current payments and capital flows, intellectual property, public procurement, trade and sustainable development, competition rents, transparency, dispute resolution.
The processes related to the protection of the Champagne and Brandy trademarks, as enshrined in Article 237 of the Agreement, the implementation of the provisions of the Agreement and further work in this direction, as well as the results of the Armenia-EU Subcommittee on Geographical Indications and the agreements reached were also discussed.
The agenda also included issues related to development in the field of trade and investment, EU monitoring in the framework of the GSP + preferential trade regime, new opportunities for implementing the Agreement, cooperation within the WTO, as well as other issues of Armenia-EU bilateral cooperation.
To recall that on November 24, 2017, the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement was concluded between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union, the main provisions of which temporarily entered into force on June 1, 2018.
According to Article 240 of the Agreement, a Subcommittee on Geographical Indications was created, the meetings of which are held at least once a year on the basis of a preliminary bilateral agreement. The Partnership Committee was established under Article 363 of the Agreement. Meetings are held at least once a year on the basis of a preliminary bilateral agreement.