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2. The export of freely convertible currencies outside its territory, including deposits or instruments representative of these currencies, is not permitted by any contracting party with respect to the trade in the products and services of nationals, businesses and organisations of the other party. 2. Given the specific needs of small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of trade expansion, the parties agree to give appropriate attention and support to small and medium-sized enterprises by encouraging business-to-business cooperation and facilitating the search for business partners, accessing publications and databases and providing them with information on the availability of technical innovations. The Eurasian Economic Union, composed of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, has concluded free trade agreements, see below. 4. Each party grants products imported from the territory of the other contracting party less favourable products than those granted to similar products originating in a third country with respect to technical requirements and standards, including compliance checks and certifications. In addition, the parties ensure that these technical rules and standards are not developed, adopted or applied in a discriminatory manner to create barriers to bilateral trade or to protect domestic production. List of agreements being negotiated. Agreements that have so far been discussed only in the absence of formal action by the parties concerned are not mentioned. (a) the benefits granted by one of the contracting parties as a result of full membership in a customs union or free trade area; 4. Each party establishes conditions for the access of government officials of the other party to officials of the host country, both at the federal and other levels, to representatives of state-owned enterprises, institutes, foreign trade organizations, cooperatives, joint ventures and other organizations. Recognizing that the development of trade relations and direct contact between Soviet organizations and U.S.

nationals and businesses will foster mutual openness and understanding, 4.