Real Step in Post-Soviet Economic Integration

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-9-3-13

I. Ivanov, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS), 11-3, Mokhovaya Str., Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The script x-rays the phenomenon of the Customs Union between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus as a milestone in the process of the CIS economic reintegration. Under review are centripetal and centrifugal forces behind this reintegration, the structure, instruments and goals of the Union to be upgraded into a Single Economic Space of the founding states, as well as international implications concerned, including relations with the EU and WTO. 

Keywords: Customs Union, Customs Code of the Customs Union, common customs tariff, mutual trade regime, third countries trade regime, WTO accession mechanism 

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For citation:
Ivanov I. Real Step in Post-Soviet Economic Integration. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 9, pp. 3-13.

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