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Agreement on Legal Assistance and Cooperation among Customs Union Member States has been submitted for ratification

December 13, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement on Legal Assistance and Cooperation among Customs Union Member States in Investigating Criminal and Administrative Offences.

The Agreement was signed in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 5, 2010.

The Agreement is aimed at establishing a legal basis for the Customs Union within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Community with due consideration for the economic integration of the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The Agreement is based on provisions of the Eurasian Economic Community Foundation Treaty of October 10, 2000 and the Treaty on Creating a Single Customs Territory and the Customs Union of October 6, 2007.

The Agreement specifies, in particular, the formats of cooperation between customs authorities in investigating crimes and bringing offenders to criminal and administrative liability for violation of customs legislation of the Customs Union and its member states.

The Agreement will ensure the uniform application of the Customs Union legislation in the classification of criminal and administrative offences.

December 13, 2010