Since July 1, needs to start acting Customs Code of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. However, in contrast to Kazakhstan and Russia Alexander Lukashenko did not sign the documents of the Customs Code and so the format of Belarus' participation in the Customs Union has not yet delineated.
Belarus is a member of the Customs Union. The relevant documents were signed in December last year in Minsk, the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. However, in contrast to Kazakhstan and Russia Alexander Lukashenko did not sign the documents of the Customs Code and so the format of Belarus' participation in the Customs Union has not yet delineated.
June 30 this issue Journalists First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said:
"4-5 (July), you will hear the answer. Maybe later, I do not exclude it. Because if in St. Petersburg two weeks before the premiere Russia and Kazakhstan signed the relevant documents, the there wasstated on the doors for Belarus remain open so that she could at the time convenient for her to join. Everyone understands that there are issues between Russia and Belarus. "
July 5 in Astana will host a meeting of heads of EurAsEC countries where the expected arrival Alyaksnadra Lukashenko.
First Deputy Prime Minister said that contentious issues remain with Russia:
"The introduction of duties on petroleum products — is nonsense. We signed the contract. Imposed such a rule — 6.3 million tons of oil get duty-free, and the rest — from duty. And that's all the relevant documents. But the imposition of a duty on petroleum products — it is an illegal act. And it made at any Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Russia. So out of all the inter-governmental and inter-sectoral agreements between Russia and Belarus.
So we say: throw all these things, and then we are ready, perhaps, and sign your documents. And if Russia will insist that they are, then, apparently, and we have kontrargumenty — wait, be patient, watch, etc. "