PROBLEMS RELATING TO TAJIKISTAN’S ACCESSION TO THE CUSTOMS UNION
Rakhmatillo Zoirov, Ph.D. (Law), Associate Professor, Chairman of Tajik Law Consortium (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
This article attempts to analyze the organizational, political, economic, and legal problems associated with the Tajikistan’s accession to the Customs Union, the establishment of which is objectively important with respect to its aims, functions, and potential for achieving the projected results. In so doing, it focuses mainly on the Custom Union’s regulatory and legal framework.
The article presents the results of an analysis of the prerequisites, consistent patterns, and consequences of Tajikistan’s accession to the Customs Union; they have been expressed in some of the theoretical conclusions and practical proposals.
Keywords: Tajikistan, Eurasian Economic Community, accession to the Customs Union, Common Economic Space, integration, regulatory and legal framework, customs legislation, implementation, unification, reception, systemization, harmonization.
The first attempt to form a Customs Union (CU) in the CIS was made in 1993. On 6 January, 1995, the first international legal act—the Agreement on the Customs Union between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus—was entered. Although this experiment was not properly developed, several years later, after the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) was established, a more sober, well-considered, and sufficiently sophisticated approach to implementing this complex idea was formed, which is still pertinent today.
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