A new approach to trade disputes in light of WTO accession – potential for negotiations on free transit by pipeline (to be concluded within six months of the entry into force of the CIS free trade agreement); The CIS free trade agreement provides that WTO rules apply to public procurement, tariff transit of goods, the application of special safeguards, anti-dumping and countervailing measures, technical barriers to trade, as well as the granting of subsidies and other measures applicable to trade between its signatories. The IDS Free Trade Agreement provides for the free movement of goods within the CIS territory, the non-application of import duties, non-discrimination, the gradual reduction of export duties and the removal of quantitative restrictions on trade between CIS member states. the creation of a common economic area with the free movement of goods, services, labour and capital; From 1 January 2016, Ukraine and the European Union began the provisional implementation of a comprehensive and comprehensive free trade agreement. Eurasian Economic Union member states held consultations on 22 December 2015 to discuss the impact of the agreement on the possible duty-free transit of goods from the EU via Ukraine. States have agreed to adopt a provisional regime in 2016 imposing customs controls on goods entering the European Union from Ukraine; in the long term, a common information system for the control of all imports into the EU customs territory.  Nevertheless, in mid-December 2015, Russia signed a decree suspending its free trade agreement with Ukraine on 1 January 2016.  At the end of December, the Ukrainian government responded by adopting trade restrictions on Russia effective January 2, 2016.  Agreements between Ukraine and other EU countries under the free trade area remain in force. The Independent States Free Trade Area (CISFTA) is a free trade area between Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Five CISFTA participants, all with the exception of Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Tajikistan, are members of the Eurasian Economic Union, which includes a single economic market.
The CIS Free Trade Agreement allows for the application of existing special or anti-dumping measures to trade between CIS countries. The free trade agreement proposed by the Commonwealth of Independent States since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 was signed on 18 October 2011 by Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova and Armenia.  The agreement replaces existing bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements between countries. The treaty was originally ratified only by Russia, Belarus and Ukraine , but by the end of 2012 Kazakhstan, Armenia and Moldova had also completed ratification.   In December 2013, Uzbekistan signed and ratified the treaty , while the other two signatories, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, ratified the treaty in January 2014 and December 2015, respectively.   Azerbaijan is the only CIS member state not to participate in the free trade area. The contracting parties to the free trade agreement would not be able to apply additional trade barriers, with the exception of those authorized by the Free Agreement. B of the SID, the contracting parties could not impose quantitative restrictions (quotas) or other safeguards (for example.B.
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