Trade and economic development strategy for Russia and EAEU discussed at the Gaidar Forum

14 January2017
Trade and economic development strategy for Russia and EAEU discussed at the Gaidar Forum

The expert discussion, Trade and Economic Development Strategy for Russia and EAEU in the Current Context, held during the Gaidar Forum at RANEPA focused on promoting Russia’s interests in the WTO, the export potential development methods the EAEU offers, and the possibility of using trade policy as an economic growth tool.

The discussion moderator, Director of the Center for International Trade Studies Alexander Knobel, said, “Our main task is to accelerate economic growth. Therefore, Russia’s trade policy must make its own contribution to the country’s development.” The expert noted that the current trade model is fragmentary and unstable, so we need to develop a more structured system. He also mentioned the slow pace of global economic growth, and drew the participants’ attention to the fact that Russia’s growth rate is lower still.

In foreign trade, Russia’s main goals are to ensure systemic use of the WTO features and tools; to build a partnership between the state and business in the implementation of the foreign trade policy; and to apply the best international practices, he said.

Organizers of the Gaidar Forum: “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” (RANEPA), The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

Web: the Gaidar Forum


General partner: Gazprom. Financial partner: Otkritie Bank. Strategic partners: Gazprombank, Unilever, ACIG Group of Companies, Johnson&Johnson, Novartis Group in Russia, Masterсard, Yegor Gaidar Foundation, MSD. Official partners: Microsoft, RVC. Partners: EY, Cotton Way, The Russian Brewers' Union, Tomsk region. Insurance partner: Rosgosstrakh.

General media partners: Russia 24, PH "Kommersant". General Internet Media: General radio partner – Business FM. Strategic media partners: TASS, RT, RIA Novosti. Main media partners: Interfax Information Services Group, Prime Business News Agency CJSC.

Media partners: "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", Izvestia, Rambler News Service, Snob, The Moscow Times,Xinhua News Agency, PR Newswire, Agencia EFE, Radio "Echo of Moscow", Thomson Reuters, The Finmarket Information Agency,, BRICS Business Magazine, AK&M, Ekonomika I Zhizn’, China Radio International, FederalPress, The National Banking Journal, The magazine "Region of development", "Banking", RAEX (Expert RA), "STRANA", Phoenix Satellite Television, The magazine "Moscow – Beijing. Two Countries – One Thing", RIA Standards & Quality, Business Excellence, Strategy Journal, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzba, Viable Healthcare, Bank Review, Financial One, Magazine "Banking", RAI - Italian Radio television.



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