Lukashenka signed the Customs code of the EAEU
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed the Customs code of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). This was reported by press Secretary of the Belarusian leader Natalia Eismont, BelTA has learned.
The EAEU customs code will replace the code of the Customs Union, which was adopted in 2009. The new document provides for the transition to the unified customs regulation in the Eurasian Union. The new Customs code will come into force from 1 July 2017.
All the other leaders of the EEU countries — Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed a single Customs code of the economic Union in Saint Petersburg on 26 December 2016 at the summit. The signing of the document took place without the leader of Belarus, who at a meeting has not arrived.
His absence at the summit, Lukashenka explained. As told RBC a source familiar with the progress of the organization of the summit, the reason for the absence of the Belarusian President — a problem in bilateral relations with Russia. Unsigned Lukashenko the new code could not come into force. At the end of December 2016, the draft Treaty on the Customs code was approved by the President of Belarus.