EAEU to continue work with US despite tensions


Despite tense relations with the United States, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) plans to cooperate with the United States in different areas of economy and trade.

WASHINGTON, December 9 (Sputnik) — The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) members continue cooperation with US partners despite difficulties on political level, Viktor Spassky, the director of the Integration Development Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), told Sputnik Tuesday.

“We continue relations between businesses of our members, and with the United States on bilateral level, and the results in trade are positive,” Spassky said. Even though the relations with the United States were tense, the cooperation in different areas of economy and between various businesses continued, he added.

Spassky also noted that, according to the 2013 data and the data for first part of 2014, the trade between EEU countries and the United States has seen some positive dynamic. “Trade between the EEU members and the United States was higher by 12 percent, and import of the union members was higher by 20 percent, and it’s the latest statistics, without any sanctions,” he explained.

Spassky added that the officials were preparing several contracts to be signed in the future once the sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russia were no longer in place.