Customs Union

Customs Union rules will make it possible to avoid trade \"wars,\" official says

A deputy health minister said on Friday that the introduction of new rules within the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia would make it possible to avoid trade "wars" between the member states.

Lukashenka meets with secretary of Customs Union Commission

Alyaksandr Lukashenka met Thursday in Minsk with Sergei Glazyev, secretary of the Commission of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, BelaPAN reports.

Scooter, motorbike drivers protest import duty hike

A dozen scooter and motorbike drivers rode in a procession along Minsk's main streets on July 16 to protest a sharp rise in import duties on such vehicles, BelaPAN reports.

Minsk concerned about poor customs controls at Russia\'s, Kazakhstan\'s borders with China

The State Customs Committee (SCC) of Belarus is concerned about poor customs controls at Russia's and Kazakhstan's borders with China, SCC Deputy Chairman Vasil Dzemyantsey said in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, as quoted by

Small business association concerned about uncertainty over Customs Union

The Perspektyva small business association has written to the Presidential Administration, expressing concerns over the recent launch of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, leader Anatol Shumchanka told B

Export duties on goods supplied within Customs Union may be abolished earlier than January 1, 2012, Russian vice premier says

Export duties on goods supplied within the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia may be abolished earlier than the scheduled date of January 1, 2012 if the necessary agreements on a common economic zone are put into effect ahead of schedule, Aleksei Kudrin, Russi

Customs Union\'s Code takes effect in Belarus

The Customs Code of the newly launched Customs Union took effect in Belarus on July 6, five days after coming into force in Kazakhstan and Russia, BelaPAN reports.

Belarus should not expect big gains from Customs Union, expert says

Belarus needs considerable investments in the manufacturing industry, but the participation in the union will not give it such, Leanid Zlotnikaw said, suggesting that...

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.

Belarus has ratified Customs Union’s Code

As for the customs union, it is a great pity that the president of the allied state is not aware of what is going on in the union...

Lukashenka plans to attend Astana summit, spokesman says

Alyaksandr Lukashenka plans to attend a summit of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), which is to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, on July 4 and 5, Pavel Lyohki, head of the presidential press office, told BelaPAN

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,

Belarusian lawmakers passed ratification bill for Customs Union’s Code, sources say

A final decision on Belarus’ accession to the Customs Union of Kazakhstan and Russia will be taken by Alyaksandr Lukashenka...

Belarus will join customs union as soon as Russia abolishes export duty on petroleum products

If Russia abolishes its customs duty on petroleum products supplied to Belarus, Minsk will immediately sign all documents necessary for joining Russia and Kazakhstan in a customs union, First Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Syamashka told reporters at the National Assembly

Customs Union ratification not on agenda of Belarusian legislature`s final meeting

On June 30, the Belarusian National Assembly rises for the summer recess.

Economies of Belarus, Ukraine moving in different directions, ambassador says

The economies of Belarus and Ukraine are "moving in different directions," Ukrainian Ambassador Roman Bezsmertnyi said in an interview with BelaPAN.

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,

Gazprom: Gas flow to Belarus may be cut by 85 percent

\"Considering the price of gas that has already been supplied in June and the amount of the debt, which is $192 million,...

Minsk\'s stance on Customs Union establishment remains unchanged, foreign ministry\'s spokesman says

Minsk's stance on the establishment of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia remains unchanged, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters on June 17, as quoted by BelaPAN

Lower chamber delays ratification of Customs Union\'s Code

The House of Representatives was not expected to consider the ratification bill for the Code of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia at its June 14 meeting, the lower chamber's press office told BelaPAN

Customs controls would be tightened at Belarusian-Russia border, ambassador warns

Customs controls at the Belarusian-Russian border will be tightened if Minsk fails to join Moscow’s Customs Union with Astana, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov said at a news conference held in Minsk on June 11, as quoted by BelaPAN

Russia “not ready” to scrap export duty on crude oil

Belarus continues to underpay Russia for natural gas deliveries, Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov siad. In 2009, there was an oral agreement between the two presidents

Poland and Belarus should become each other\'s gateways to EU and Customs Union markets, Polish official says

The two countries can greatly increase their cooperation in the agricultural sector, Dr. Zalewski said. However, the enactment of the Customs Union\'s uniform customs may cause problems, he said.

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.