Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

17-18 September 2013 – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 823
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Regional Economics
Presenter: Mrs. Aigul Turdubekova
Session : 4B Orta Asya Ekonomileri

Kyrgyzstan and Eurasian Customs Union
Kırgızistan ve Avrasya Gümrük Birliği


This paper looks at the issue of joining the Eurasian Customs Union for Kyrgyzstan. We first provide a short description of how some former Soviet Union countries attempted to rejuvenate their regional integration followed by the review of the economic, social and political background of Kyrgyzstan in joining the Eurasian Customs Union. The main conditions for and the associated impact of joining the Union on customs tariffs and the international trade of Kyrgyzstan are discussed. By comparing the main development indicators of the Customs Union member countries we try to find any advantages for the Kyrgyz economy from joining the Union. An additional discussion of the potential losses and benefits shows that there are more benefits from joining the Customs Union. In general, we find that since the founders of the Customs Union – Russia and Kazakhstan – are also very important geographical, economic and political partners of our country, joining the Union seems inevitable for Kyrgyzstan. 

JEL codes: A10

Turdubekova, Aigul, Kupsuralieva , Elmira (2013). "Kyrgyzstan and Eurasian Customs Union" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2013, pp.389-393, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

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Session 4B: Orta Asya Ekonomileri

Beykent University Turkish Central Bank TIKA