Kazakhstan creates working group on single customs economic area
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb. 13 / Trend T. Nurmagambetov /
The Kazakh government has established a working group to develop proposals to improve the Customs Code of a single economic area of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, chairman of the Customs Control Committee of the Finance Ministry Mazhit Esenbayev said at a board meeting on Monday.
A working group was established under the Finance Ministry, headed by Vice Minister of Finance Daulet Yergozhin.
"We think that it is necessary to examine and classify the existing referential norms of national legislation in the Customs Code of the single economic area," he said. "They must be minimised and become a law of direct action. This is a very complicated issue, but we have to work on it."
He said that the Customs Code of the Customs Union contains a large number of reference rules of which 48 relate to international treaties, 56 cover the decision of the Customs Union's commission and 182 on national legislation.
The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is the interstate agreement on the establishment of a common customs area.