By forming single Customs Union, to join WTO is common matter of Kazakhstan & Russia
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 17 / Trend , K.Konyrova/
"By establishing a single Customs Union, to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not an individual matter, but a common issue of all three countries - Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus," Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Viktor Khristenko said at a briefing in Astana, when responding to journalists' questions whether Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus will jointly or separately enter the WTO.
"We have reached an agreement on a single regime and tariffs for access to our common market, which will be launched in 2010, and we are discussing the process of accession to the WTO separately or together - this is a formal history. For us, regulation of these regimes is not an individual affair, but a common matter of all three countries," said Khristenko.
He said the countries will not have another physical possibility of something individually or separate agreement.
"Because we will do everything only together after 2010. Nobody can do anything independently. And we are deliberately going to take this step, realizing that the formation of a common market not only gives a significant preference to domestic producers in the domestic markets of countries, but also creates important conditions for the promotion and protection of our products to enter through our territory to foreign markets," said Russia's minister.