D. A. FAYZULLAEV
Doctor of Economics
EurAsEC Keywords:, Customs Union, WTO
The current stage of formation of the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) is crucial for the future of the organization, its configuration and development prospects.
This is due to the most important decisions taken by the Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation in Minsk on November 27, 2009 at a meeting of the Interstate Council of the EurAsEC, the supreme body of the Customs Union (CU) of this organization. According to these decisions, the single customs tariff within the Union entered into force on January 1, 2010, and by July 1, 2011 it is planned to complete all procedures for the formation of the Customs Union1.
As noted by the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev, these documents will also be taken into account in negotiations on the accession of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus to the World Trade Organization (WTO). At the same time, there are 2 possible ways: "...the first option is the entry of the Customs Union itself, which already exists, in fact, no longer on paper, but in the mode of a really concluded contract. And the second option is when the countries will join taking into account the agreed position, I mean Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia separately. Both are absolutely comfortable for us. If we feel at some point that collective entry is difficult during this period, we will reach an agreement with our partners and will carry out this work separately, but ultimately we will enter into agreed positions. Who will do it faster is more of a technical question. We have the spirit " 2.
The task of integrating the EurAsEC Customs Union into the world economy and the international trading system as a major regional organization by joining the WTO has come to the fore.
The main activity of the WTO is the liberalization of international trade, which implies unhindered access of goods from one country to another and ... Read more