Commonwealth of Independent States

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Subject (Course): The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  2. Economic Profile of the CIS countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  3. Economic and Customs Union
  4. Free Trade Area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISFTA)
  5. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

The aims of the subject “Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)” are the following:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  2. To know the economic profile of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  3. To evaluate the benefits for member countries and the areas of cooperation
  4. To understand the economic and customs union and the free trade area (CIS-FTA) of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Subject “The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)” is studied...
  1. Masters of business (e-learning): International Business (MIB), Muslims Countries, Europe, Asia, BRICS Countries, Emerging Markets, Pacific, and Global Economic Relations
  2. Professional Doctorates (DIB): Islamic Countries, Asia
  3. Diploma in Doing Business in Central Eurasia

Languages of study: En or Es CEI Fr CEI

Credits of the subject “Commonwealth of Independent States”: 0.4 ECTS

Sample of the subject - Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS):
Community Independent States

Subject Description CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was created in 1991, by the heads of state of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Between December 8 - 21, the three original signatories were joined by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States are in Minsk.

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (*), Ukraine (*) and Uzbekistan.

(* associated states/not ratified).

The Free Trade Area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was created in 1994. In 2009, a new agreement created the CISFTA. Today, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine are full members of the Free Trade Area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISFTA).

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.

  1. Area: 22 million square kilometres
  2. Population: 282 millions of people
  3. The vast mineral resources and raw materials: gas, Petrol, coal, potassium, manganese
  4. Export of mineral resources
  5. Water resources (second in the World)

When Georgia joined in 1993, all the former Republics of the USSR excluding the Baltic States had become members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (or Russian Commonwealth).

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) belongs to the:

  1. Central Eurasian Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation
  2. Orthodox Civilisation

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