It is yet unclear when CIS Economic Court can reconsider Minsk\'s request for temporary ban on Russia\'s oil export duty

It is yet unclear when the CIS Economic Court could hold its plenary session to reconsider Minsk's request for a temporary ban on Russia's export duty on crude oil supplied to Belarus, Grachya Simonyan, head of the Court's secretariat, told BelaPAN.

The Court rejected the request earlier this month but Minsk asked the Court to call a plenary session as soon as possible to review its decision.

According to Mr. Simonyan, the Court's enlarged session must be attended by the heads of all of the CIS countries' national economic courts. A plenary session may be called at the Court's board meeting but it is not known when the meeting could take place, Mr. Simonyan said.

The Belarusian government had asked the Court to impose the ban pending the consideration of its suit seeking the complete abolition of the duty.