Current State And Post-Crisis Developments Of Eu-Cis Trade: Perspective Tools To Ensure Sustainability

Anna Ivolga, Vasily Erokhin

Global financial and economic recession had negatively influenced the dynamic of the international trade in 2008-2012. The post-crisis period of global market development can be described by the tendency of growing international trade flows. However, according to many experts, to ensure this tendency, the international trade policy within the frame of the WTO should be changed. The paper includes the analysis of current market of the EU-CIS trade, describes the main tendencies of its post-crisis development and major approaches and tools to ensure sustainability of such development. The analysis involved main exporting and importing countries for each analyzed product group. Sub-goals include an overview of the WTO threats and opportunities for Russian agriculture and trade with agricultural products globally, as well as comparison of main consequences of the WTO accession for the CIS countries, such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Moldova. This is also related to the state support of agricultural production in Russia and CIS and its influence on volumes, directions, structure and effectiveness of international trade with agricultural products.

foreign trade, European Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, economic crisis, sustainable development

Anna Ivolga, PhD, Faculty of Social and Cultural Service and Tourism, Stavropol State Agrarian University, 12, Zootekhnichesky Pereulok, Stavropol, Russian Federation, phone: +7-8652-355980, e-mail:

Vasily Erokhin, PhD, Faculty of Master Business Administration, Moscow University of Finance and Law MFUA, 8 build. 1, Presnenskaya Embankment, Moscow, Russian Federation, phone: +7-499-995-19-63, e-mail:

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