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The agreement on cooperation in the field of foreign economic activity

of May 15, 1992

(Protocol as amended of 03.12.2004)

The governments of the State Parties of this agreement, hereinafter referred to as "Contracting parties",

proceeding from the Agreement on creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States of December 8, 1991 and the Agreement on regulation of relations of the states of the Commonwealth in the field of trade and economic cooperation in 1992 of February 14, 1992,

understanding common interests and benefits of cooperation when carrying out the external economic policy of the State Parties of the Commonwealth for the third countries and the international organizations,

wishing to avoid unfair competition among themselves in the international markets,

attaching importance to development of economic cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

Contracting parties will aim to cooperate in implementation of the external economic policy for the third countries and the international organizations and to aim to assist each other in providing and protection of their mutual interests in foreign economic activity.

Article 2

Contracting parties will consult concerning foreign economic activity, including development of measures of state regulation and development of the regulatory base. The program of consultations will be annually developed and be accepted in agreed time frames by the authorized body created according to Article 11 of this agreement.

Article 3

Contracting parties will perform among themselves the external economic cooperation on the basis of provisions of this agreement, other agreements signed between them, including agreements on military and technical cooperation, and the national legal system.

Article 4

Contracting parties will cooperate among themselves for elimination of the incorrect competition in the markets of the third countries.

Article 5

Contracting parties will aim at approval of the legal base of foreign economic activity, mutual information support of these activities, at establishing work on harmonization of tariff and non-tariff methods of regulation of foreign economic activity, and also will hold other events directed to increase in efficiency of external commercial relations.

Article 6

Contracting parties will consult on the questions which are of mutual interest, concerning establishment of contacts and negotiation about membership in the international economic and financial organizations, developments of the coordinated line item in these organizations and also participations in development by the international organizations of legal principles and regulations in the field of foreign economic relations.

Contracting parties will assist each other in achievement of arrangements with the international economic organizations and banks.

Article 7

Contracting parties will consult concerning the actions for attraction and placement of foreign loans and investments in the spheres which are of mutual interest according to the conclusion of concession treaties and creation of free economic zones in the adjoining territories.

Article 8

Each Contracting Party will not allow re-export of goods to which other Contracting Parties apply measures of tariff and/or non-tariff regulation.

Re-export of such goods can be performed only from written consent and on the conditions determined by authorized body of the state which is country of source of these goods. In case of failure to carry out of this provision the Contracting Party which interests are violated has the right to enter measures for regulation of commodity exportation on the territory of the state which allowed unauthorized re-export.

Contracting parties will take measures for standardization of rules of determination of goods origin.

Article 9

Each Contracting Party will perform the free omission of export and inward cargoes of other Contracting Parties, in case of observance of the approved customs rules and procedures, and also will apply to subjects of foreign economic relations of other Contracting Parties the mode in transport-forwarding servicing at least favorable, than to national business entities.

Article 10

Contracting parties, proceeding from the international standards and practice, will take measures for standardization of the financial and statistical reporting, shipping and customs documentation, and also standards in relation to foreign economic activity.

Article 11


Article 12

The rights, the benefits and privileges provided by Contracting Parties each other are not the basis for provision of the same mode to the third countries.

Article 13

This agreement does not mention obligations of Contracting Parties concerning the third states.

Article 14

This agreement is open for signing by all gosudarstvamiuchastnik of the Commonwealth and becomes effective from the date of signing. The agreement is signed for the term of 3 years and will be prolonged automatically for the subsequent 3-year periods.

Each Contracting Party can leave this agreement by the written notice of it of depositary at least, than in 6 months and after settlement of the financial and other liabilities which arose during action of this agreement.

It is made in the city of Tashkent on May 15, 1992 in one copy in Russian. The authentic copy of the Agreement is stored in Archive of the Government of the Republic of Belarus which will send to the states which signed this agreement, its verified copy.


For the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic 

For the Government of the Russian Federation

For the Government of the Republic of Armenia 

For the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

For the Government of the Republic of Belarus 

For the Government of Turkmenistan

For the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

For the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan

For the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 

For the Government of Ukraine


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