V. Obolenskii, Institute of Economics RAS, 32, Nakhimovskii Prosp., Moscow, 117218, Russian Federation (email@example.com)
The creation of Custom Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as Russia's upcoming accession to the WTO, poses a number of questions that the author attempts to answer in this article. These include: what restrictions on the national trade policy are imposed by the membership in these organizations; what are the effects of Russia's participation in the WTO on the foreign trade management; what regulatory instruments and supportive measures Russia can use without violating its new international obligations?
Custom Union, common economic space, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, WTO accession, trade policy instruments, import substitution, exports’ support
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