Search: Russia,FTA,EEU (4 materials)

The Birth of the “Caspian Three”?

The emergence of new political formats is usually accompanied by mistrust of the critically minded expert community. However, the emergence of the Russia-Azerbaijan–Iran bloc spanning the western coast of the Caspian Sea could become a powerful impetus for the interpenetration of the three countries’ economies and for institutionalizing political dialog. Are the summit participants themselves ...


ASEAN and Russia Look to Achieve Their Full Potential

... greatest enthusiasm for boosting trade with the EEU. During his four-day trip, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted that, notwithstanding Russia's current economic woes, the medium to long-term prospects were good. Mr Lee said he hoped Singapore and the EEU could sign an FTA in 2018 when the city-state and Russia celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. So far, only Vietnam has signed an FTA with the EEU. In the realm of sociocultural affairs, the third pillar of the ASEAN Community, 2016 is the ASEAN-Russia Year of Culture. This initiative is designed ...


Iran + Russia = Reset?

.... We met with Alexander Knyazev, Senior Research Fellow at the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, to discuss how Moscow can combine cooperation with Iran with its Eurasian integration efforts. Why was it Tehran and not Moscow that launched the Iran-EEU FTA initiative? I can see two reasons. First of all, for Russia and other EEU states, Iran is significantly underestimated as a partner. Tehran is definitely on the backburner in Moscow's foreign and trade policies. In most cases, Russia views Iran in on ad hoc basis, using it as a tool in disputes with the ...


EEU-Vietnam Free Trade: the Devil Is in the Details

... protocols on the liberalization of trading services and investment, leaving the labor exchanges beyond the agreement framework. The admission of Vietnamese labor to the Russian market is a very sensitive matter that may actually require changing the entire Russian migration policy, which is unlikely. What is important is that the FTA agreement allows the accession of other EEU members to the protocol at a later date. So far, the agreement may seem limited in scope but it will be augmented and refined. What items are on the exception list? What goods can we expect on the Russian market? Are they in high demand? Russia no ...


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