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CISFTA - Commonwealth of Independent States FTA

Area of Cooperation

Economy

Sign Date

January 1, 1994

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Never fully implemented by all members, although Free Trade Area was created in 1999; future prospects unclear.
http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/cisfta.pdf

News/Studies

                                                               i.      “CIS: Dushanbe Summit Discusses Labor Migration, Free Trade Zone”                                   http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/10/2773a2eb-ab89-42ab-a0ba-e586788a40b0.html

                                                             ii.      “Ukrainian President Revamps CIS, Obtains Russia’s Backing for 2004 Elections”                                             http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2003/02/5-NOT/not-270203.asp?po=y

                                                            iii.      “CIS patches rift and remains intact – for now”   
 
http://www.atimes.com/c-asia/AF09Ag01.html

                                                           iv.      “Heads of ex-Soviet republics open Belarus summit to focus on reforming their organization”                               http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/28/europe/EU_GEN_Belarus_CIS.php

                                                             v.      Russia to lift ban on imports of meat and wine from Moldova       
 
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/11/28/news/minsk.php

                                                           vi.      “CIS Leaders Want Free-Trade Zone For CIS”       
 
http://newsfromrussia.com/cis/2001/11/30/22575.html

 
Additional Links

                                                               i.      http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/cisfta.pdf