Igor Shuvalov

Prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia to meet in October to discuss unsettled Customs Union issues

The prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia are expected to meet in October to discuss issues relating to the establishment of a common economic zone within the three countries’ Customs Union that remain unsettled, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalo

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia yet to discuss their position on WTO accession

Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will yet discuss their position on talks about accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, told reporters on Monday, BelaPAN

Belarus joins Customs Union but differences persist

Despite the establishment of the Customs Union, Russia has refused to scrap its export duty on crude oil and petroleum products supplied to Belarus.

Import duty rates on cars unchanged despite enactment of Customs Code

The rates of customs duty on cars imported into Belarus by individuals have remained unchanged despite the enactment of the Customs Code of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on July 1, BelaPAN r

Russia is holding daily talks with Minsk on whether Belarus will participate in customs union, vice premier says

Russia is holding daily talks with Minsk on whether Belarus will participate in a customs union with Russia and Kazakhstan, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said at a government meeting on Thursday, according to RIA Novosti,

Decision on Belarus\' participation in customs union will be made by the three presidents on July 5

A final decision on Belarus' participation in the customs union will be made during a meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in Astana on July 5, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told reporters on Thursday,

Ratification bill for Customs Union’s Code added to agenda of Belarusian legislature

Unconfirmed reports had it that the lower chamber would discuss the bill on June 10.

Minsk insists that Customs Union agreements should make “no exceptions”

Belarusian experts are working on the documents needed for the establishment by the three states of a single economic space, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Yewdachenka said.

Belarus set to rejoin customs union with Kazakhstan, Russia by July 1

  Belarus plans to rejoin its customs union with Kazakhstan and Russia and ratify its Customs Code before the union comes into full existence on July 1, Economy Minister Mikalay Snapkow told reporters in Moscow on June 4.

Minsk ready to compromise on Customs Union

“We want only one thing: everything should be decent and any relations on a bilateral, trilateral or multilateral basis should be based on equal rights and respect,” Lukashenka says.

Russian vice premier explains why gas price for Belarus is lower than for Ukraine

Belarus buys Russian natural gas at a lower price than Ukraine because of Minsk’s closer integration ties with Moscow, Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, told reporters in Kyiv on April 1.

Russia’s vice premier does not rule out adoption of single currency in Customs Union

Russia’s first deputy prime minister on Friday said that he did not rule out the adoption of a single currency in the Customs Union.