Regional Trade Integration in the CIS Area
27 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 25, 2013
The article covers main stages of integration processes in the CIS area since its formation. We analyzed the specifics of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in the CIS. We prepared an exhaustive list of expired and currently effective PTAs in the CIS area, taking into account the initial levels of exemptions and the dynamics of their cancellations. We analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively the economic aspects of PTAs. We discussed further integration agenda of the Russian Federation and a role of PTAs as a tool of international economic integration.
Keywords: trade, trade integration, preferential trade agreement, free trade agreement, customs union, regionalism, CIS
JEL Classification: F13, F15, F51
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