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.