On March 20, 2015 Minsk played host to an international conference “Public procurements in the Eurasian Economic Union: competition protection problems and goals” focused on public procurement issues faced by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states. The conference was organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

The main objective of the forum that gathered some of the leading experts in public procurement regulation was to exchange experience between representatives of government authorities and electronic trading platforms of EAEU members, study best international practices and analyze the most burning problems in this area.

Attending the conference were representatives of EEC, EAEU Court, members of Majlis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and State Duma of the Russian Federation, representatives of government agencies and electronic trading platforms of EAEU member countries, Association of electronic trading platforms, business community of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan as well as Belarusian and foreign Mass Media.

During the conference, Oleg Yakubovich, Senior Vice Chairman of BUCE Board, delivered a report titled “Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange as an integral part of the public procurement system in the Republic of Belarus”. The report contained information about BUCE’s activity related to organizing and holding three public procurement procedures – exchange trade, electronic auctions and price inquiry. Oleg Yakubovich also spoke about the goals, objectives and key advantages of BUCE’s electronic trading platform emphasizing BUCE’s commitment to making the public procurement procedure as transparent as possible and ensuring comfortable conditions for participants of electronic auctions both – from Belarus and abroad. Particular attention was paid to the ability of Belarusian suppliers to use electronic digital signatures issued by BUCE Certifying Authority for participation in public procurements in the Eurasian Economic Union.