Prime Minister tells Monopoly Agency to create Uniform Competitive Environment for Local Production

    Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Masimov, at an expanded session of the board of the Natural Monopolies Agency told the organization to help create a uniformly competitive environment for Kazakhstani manufacturers under the Customs Union, the agency reports.
    "We need to look into tariff formation in Russia, and how to create a competitive environment for Kazakhstani manufacturers so they could work with such tariffs within the Customs Union," Masimov noted.
    "The Customs Union regulates only external customs borders and customs duties. The uniform economic space will come into force in 2012, as per the assignment of the heads of Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus, meaning the regulation of natural monopolies will be unified," the prime minister said.
    "A special commission has been created, headed by Umirzak Shukeev, first vice premier of Kazakhstan. The negotiation process has begun," according to Kazakhstan Today.