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Eurasian Economic Union - New Opportunities for Canadian Business

  • 02 Nov 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge street, Galleria Room


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Dear CERBA Members and Friends,

The Eurasian Economic Union officially formed on January 1, 2015. We are convening this event, given the high importance of understanding how the new Eurasian Union can improve opportunities and trade with centers of economic development, integrated into one of the largest single markets in the world, which unites more than 183 million people, with a gross domestic product of over 4 trillion U.S. dollars. A number of Fortune 500 companies are already trading in each or all of these nations and now their goods and services can be available within the common economic sphere that comprises 15% of the world's landmass. Belarus is accelerating its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Whereas Kazakhstan has just acceded to the WTO on October 1, 2015. Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have recently joined the EEU as well.

WHEN: November 2, 2015 2:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge street, Galleria Room

Member Price: 
$25, incl. HST
Regular Price: $75, incl. HST ($25 pp for company groups of 3+ ppl)

For 3+ representatives of the same non-member company special rate of $25 is available. Registration fees are non-refundable. No-shows are subject to a charge equalling 100% of the registration fee, including tax. Advance registration is required, no registration at the door due to limited room capacity.

The seminar is expected to highlight the objectives and main rules and regulations of the Union as well as practical questions of customs procedures, responsibilities within the structure of the Union, experience of the foreign companies operating within the Union economic space and a number of other related issues.

The target audience of the event is the Canadian business representing the agricultural, aerospace, mining, oil and gas and other sectors, as well as logistics, finance, consulting companies.

PROGRAM: download program and bios in pdf

2.00 - 2.30 pm - Registration and coffee
2.30 - 3.00 pm - Opening remarks:
Robert Fotheringham, CERBA Toronto Chairman; Founding Partner, Fotheringham & Fang 
H.E. Alexander Darchiev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Canada
Igor G. Yermakov, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to Canada
Daniyar Seidaliyev, Minister-Counsellor, Economic Affiars, Embassy of Kazakhstan to Canada

3.00 - 3.30 pm - J.P. Natkin, Founding Partner, Micro-Advisory Ltd.
3.30 - 3.40 pm Luke Johnson, US Desk Manager, Schneider Group
3.40 - 4.00 pm - Discussion moderated by Wolfgang Spillner, Logistic Consultant, BNSF Logistics
4.00 - 5.00 pm - Wine & cheese networking

We are awaiting confirmation of participation from the Embassies of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.


EEU has an integrated single market of 183 million people and a gross domestic product of over 4 trillion U.S. dollars (PPP).[18] The EEU introduces the free movement of goods, capital, services and people and provides for common transport, agriculture and energy policies, with provisions for a single currency and greater integration in the future.[19][20][21] The union operates through supranational and intergovernmental institutions. The supranational institutions are the Eurasian Commission (the executive body), the Court of the EEU (the judicial body) and the Eurasian Development Bank. National governments are usually represented by the Eurasian Commission's Council.

Member states:

More information on EEU:

Eurasian Economic Integration: Facts And Figures

Eurasian Economic Commission

About Eurasian Economic Union


For more information and to register please contact:

Katherine Balabanova
Regional Director, Toronto Chapter
Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association
First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5X 1G5
Tel: +1 (416) 862-4403
Fax: + 1 (416) 862-7661
Julia Tikhomirova, CMP
Deputy Regional Director, Toronto Chapter
Tel: +1 (416) 862-3527