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Trade Facilitation Between EAEU the and China within the Framework of the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation

Timur Aliev – Senior Research fellow of the Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tatyana Flegontova – Director of Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The agreement on trade and economic cooperation between EAEU and China signed in May has a non – preferential nature. Due to the fact that a number of EAEU members are not prepared yet to liberalize their markets for Chinese goods and investments, the development of a fully-fledged free trade zone between them seems to be unlikely so far. Nevertheless, the signed agreement could promote an increase in efficiency of mutual cooperation between EAEU and China, facilitate, for example, trade procedures and transparency.

Key words: Eurasian Economic Union, People’s Republic of China, Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the EAEU and China.