Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which have recently formed a common economic space (CES), should start talks to create a free trade zone with the European Union, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
Syrian President Assad has expressed his interest in joining the Free Trade Zone within the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.
New Zealand, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, agreed to begin work on a free trade accord with Russia, the world’s largest market for butter and cheese. Any such deal will include Belarus and Kazakstan, according to NZ trade minister Tim Groser.
Jordan and Kazakhstan will consider starting talks on a free trade agreement when the joint technical committee from both countries holds two days of meetings starting Thursday.
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and representatives from the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today that will provide a forum to address trade issues and will help enhance trade and investment between the United States and Central Asia.