EUCACIS in Brief No. 12: Eurasian Economic Union and Uzbekistan: Accession prospects and economic implications
In 2019, Uzbekistan announced its intention to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). At the same time, the country formally re-opened WTO accession after the 1994 opened negotiations had stalled. Jamshid Normatov discusses how these two integration projects relate to each other, and points out economic and political implications if Uzbekistan decides to join either of the organizations. He gives the recommendation that integration into the WTO should remain a priority. Moreover, the decision on the EAEU should be based on the type of agreed terms concerning the balance between the trade and sovereignty issues.
EUCACIS in Brief No. 12 can be downloaded here.