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COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

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Definition:
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was created in December 1991. In the adopted Declaration the participants of the Commonwealth declared their interaction on the basis of sovereign equality.

At present the CIS unites: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

Context:
In September 1993 the Heads of the CIS States signed an Agreement on the creation of Economic Union to form common economic space grounded on free movement of goods, services, labour force, capital; to elaborate coordinated monetary, tax, price, customs, external economic policy; to bring together methods of regulating economic activity and create favourable conditions for the development of direct production relations.

In order to facilitate further integration the Agreement on deepening of integration in economic and humanitarian field of four countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) and Agreement on áreation of Commonwealth of Sovereign Republics (Belarus and Russia) were signed in 1995.

In February 1999 by the decision of the Interstate Council of four countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) the Republic of Tajikistan was recognized as participant of the customs union enjoying full rights.

Interaction of countries in the framework of the Commonwealth is realized through a number of coordinating institutions including the Interstate Statistical Committee.

Bodies of Branch Cooperation: (Consulting Council for Labour, Migration and Social Security of Population, Transport Coordinating Conference, Interstate Council for Aviation and Air Space Uses, Interstate Ecological Council, Intergovernmental Council for Agro-Industrial Complex, Council for Electric Energy, Bureau for Coordinating Anti Organized Crime Activities, Interstate Euro-Asian Association of Coal and Metal, etc).

Source Publication:
Website of the CIS Statistical Office.

Hyperlink:
http://www.cisstat.com/eng/cis.htm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, April 12, 2013