The Interim Agreement leading to the formation of a free trade area between the Eurasian Economic Union and its Member States, on the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the other part, (hereinafter – Interim Agreement) was signed on May 17, 2018 and came into force on October 27, 2019.
The Interim Agreement expired at the end of October 2022. Therefore, a Protocol to the Interim Agreement was signed in Tehran (Iran) on March 14, 2022, providing for an extension of its application for three years or until the entry into force of the free trade agreement. The Protocol entered into force on October 25, 2022, thereby ensuring the continuity of preferential treatment in trade between the EAEU and Iran.
The Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, of the other part was signed on December 25, 2023 on the sidelines of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The Agreement will enter into force after all the necessary procedures are completed and will replace the Interim Agreement.
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The EAEU-Iran Interim Agreement (English language, original)