Alexander Lukashenko signed a package of documents relating to the advancement of Eurasian integration. It follows from the press service of the President of Belarus.
The package includes the treaty on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union. The document is aimed at advancing integration processes and increasing volumes of trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and the rest of the world.
The Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union will replace the Customs Code of the Customs Union adopted in 2009. The aim of the document is to create a necessary foundation to transfer to the unified customs regulation under the Eurasian Economic Union. The Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union will enter into force on July 1, 2017.
The signed documents also deal with foreign policy, including the launch of negotiations on free trade with Iran, India, Singapore, and Egypt.
Apart from that, the documents take care of unified customs regulations in the Eurasian Economic Union, coordination of the transport policy, digital agenda, common financial and electricity markets, and trade in services.
The press service believes that the adoption of the package of documents will allow the Republic of Belarus to systemically argue in favor of its approaches to handling problematic aspects of operation of the Eurasian Economic Union.