DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS FOR THE INTEGRATION PROCESSES WITHIN THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION:
A TAJIKISTAN CASE STUDY
Abdurafi Aslamov, Ph.D. (Econ.), Researcher at the Center of Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (CSR), Postdoctoral Student at the International Law Chair of the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
This article examines the Republic of Tajikistan’s participation in regional integration among the Eurasian states. It analyzes the integration experience accumulated during the activity of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) and the main obstacles hindering the integration within the framework of the EurAsEC. It focuses on the trends, problems, and prospects for Tajikistan’s possible accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
This analysis of the dynamics of Tajikistan’s reciprocal trade turnover with the Union states resulted in an assessment of the state and prospects for Tajikistan’s interaction with the EEU Participating states.
In conclusion, a SWOT analysis was carried out of Tajikistan’s accession and non-accession to the EEU.
Keywords: integration, Eurasian Economic Community, Customs Union, foreign trade turnover, Common Economic Space, World Trade Organization, Eurasian Economic Union, Tajikistan
The EEU, which originally united Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus, was founded on 29 May, 2014 in Astana; this integration project is one of the most ambitious, advanced, and rapidly developing among the post-Soviet states. On 2 January, 2015, Armenia acceded to the EEU, and on 29 May, 2015, Kyrgyzstan joined it.
Subregional integration within the EEU was the result of searches for an optimal form of cooperation and the creation of………….