Tripartite customs union 90% completed: Russian official

23:19, October 21, 2010      

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The single customs bloc between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has been 90 percent completed, the Customs Union Commission Secretary Sergei Glazyev told an international customs conference Thursday.

Glazyev said the three countries approved 50 agreements during three months. He said that, in the next few months, Moscow, Minsk and Astana would sign another 20 agreements which would come into effect in mid-2011, in order to facilitate formation of the common economic space.

Glazyev said creation of the common economic space would be finalized by July 2011.

Head of Russia's Federal Customs Service, Andrei Belyaninov, who also participated in the conference, said Russia still had unresolved issues with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Heads of the three countries' custom services were going to discuss the integration processes in November, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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