A single customs tariff for Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan could be approved by April 2009, said Alexander Shpilevsky, head of the Belarus State Customs Committee.
"A single customs tariff could be approved before April," Shpilevsky told a news conference in Minsk on Monday, while speaking about a plan to form a common customs space for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
"A common customs space is a feasible idea that could be implemented by January 1, 2010," he added.
A customs union implies that foreign trade and customs will be regulated by common rules and that national-level functions will be partially delegated to the Customs Union, he said.
When a common customs space is formed, temporary entry permits for motor vehicles, which Belarusian citizens are compelled to produce while entering Russia, will become redundant, Shpilevsky said.