‘ Russia’s Upper House of Parliament Unanimously Ratified the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union ‘

#AceNewsServices – ARMENIA – October 2 – The Armenian government on Thursday approved a draft document on joining the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.

This issue topped the agenda of the Armenian government’s meeting chaired by Vice-Premier Ovik Abramyan.

“Upon joining the Treaty, Armenia becomes a member of the Eurasian Economic Union,” the document says.

From this moment, acts of the Eurasian Economic Union will be applied on the territory of Armenia, according to the document.

The document’s addenda highlight 29 agreements, which Armenia will join, the terms of the republic’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and transitional provisions.

A separate addendum contains a list of goods and services subject to customs duties during the transitional period that differ from the levies effective in the customs union of the Eurasian economic bloc.

Eurasian Economic Union Treaty

Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously ratified on Wednesday the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union was signed by the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on May 29, 2014 in Astana.

The agreement is the basic document defining the accords between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan for creating the Eurasian Economic Union for the free movement of goods, services, capital and workforce and conducting coordinated, agreed or common policies in key sectors of the economy, such as energy, industry, agriculture and transport.

The Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union is to enter force on January 1, 2015.


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` Kazakhstan Hopes that this Year they will Finally become a Fully-Fledged WTO Member ‘

AceWorldNews – ASTANA – May 04 – After many years of negotiating and many hurdles this year Kazakhstan hopes to gain the status of a full-fledged member state of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) already this year, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said, opening a meeting of the Asian Bank Board of Governors here on Sunday.

“Kazakhstan’s entry talks in the WTO are about to be finalised. We hope to gain the status of a full-fledged WTO member state already this year,” Nazarbayev noted.

As matters have been in a on off situation for many a year and thoughts of 2012 were still in mind, this may or may not still take place, even though the last negotiating stage has been passed.


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` Several Passenger Train Carriages Derailed in ` North Kazakhstan ‘ Injuring a Number of People ‘

#AceWorldNews – ASTANA – April 19 – Several passenger train carriages derailed in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday, April 19, injuring a number of people, the Kazinform news agency reported.

The accident occurred near the station Sagiz some 200 km from Atyrau on the Caspian Sea to which the train was travelling from the former capital of Almaty.

The news agency cited one of the passengers as saying by phone that “no one has been killed but quite many are injured”.

“Some are getting medical attention at the scene, others with bone fractures are being taken away by ambulances.

There is no panic,” the passenger said.


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