Belarus parliament on Wednesday ratified the Customs code of the Customs Union with Russia and Kazakhstan, said the RIA Novosti news agency citing sources from the parliament.
The lower house of the National Assembly ratified the Customs code during a closed session, said the report, which has not yet been officially confirmed.
Earlier Russian Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Slepnev told media that the Belarus parliament would consider ratification of the Customs code on Wednesday.
A July 5 meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community (EEC) Intergovernmental Council and Customs Union is scheduled to be held in the Kazakh capital Astana. There, a range of issues surrounding the prospects for EEC development and the fully fledged work of the Customs Union will be discussed.
The Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan formally came into existence on Jan. 1, but was unable to take full force until disputes are resolved and the customs code goes into effect.
The code is due to become operational on July 1.