President: Kyrgyzstan has no problems with joining Customs Union
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
Kyrgyzstan does not have any problems with joining to the Customs Union (CU) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakstan, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Thursday on a news-conference in Turkey, 24.kg reported.
He added that Russia is expected to enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the end of 2012.
"It [Russia] will get tariff preference for 7-8 years. We will ask for similar preferences," Atambayev added.
Kyrgyz President Atambayev kicked off his four-day visit to Turkey on Thursday.
The Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus has been operating since July 1, 2010. It aims to form a single customs zone where no duties or economic restrictions are used, except for special protective, antidumping and compensatory measures.
The customs bodies stopped controlling the internal borders of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan since July 1, 2011.