Central Asia Program Series Economic Papers Publications

Remarks on the Eurasian Economic Union

Central Asia Economic Papers No. 12, March 2015

By William Courtney
U.S. Ambassador (Retired)
President, U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association

An independent, non-profit organization, the US-Kazakh Business Association represents U.S. firms doing business in Kazakhstan. We work with partners to foster a positive business and investment climate, which helps companies to be productive and the country to grow and prosper. In part by leveraging its foreign investment, Kazakhstan has become deeply embedded in the global economy. Productivity and in-comes have grown sharply. TengizChevroil is one of the largest and most successful investments anywhere in Eurasia. Let me first describe the Eurasian Economic Union, or EEU. Then I will address policy is-sues related to its future.

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