Russia's European Economic Integration: Escapism and Realities
Both Russia and the EU are undertaking significant changes in foreign trade relations. Russia seeks WTO accession and the EU has concluded negotiations enlarging the union with ten new members. Against this background, what economic relationship can EU and Russia develop? The Paper analyses the asymmetric trade structure, the unstable and confused trade relation, as well as both form and content of EU’s and Russia’s options for the future. Conclusions are e.g. that (i) present EU trade policy vis-à-vis Russia is a disturbing flight to the future away from today’s concrete policy problems. The aim of a ‘European Economic Space’ (EES) is unrealistic for reasons of sovereignty and legality. To pursue an EES could be counter-productive for Russia from an economic perspective, since it focuses on the wrong problem. (ii) EU trade policy re-enforces Russia’s Dutch disease. (iii) With the candidate countries as EU members, Russia will meet lower tariffs but new anti-dumping measures. The asymmetry in EU-Russia trade will become more, not less, pronounced. Since Russia is hurt by the EU’s agricultural policy (CAP), Russia is likely to confront the CAP once Russia has become a member of WTO.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
|Date of creation:||Mar 2003|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Centre for Economic Policy Research, 77 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PZ.|
Phone: 44 - 20 - 7183 8801
Fax: 44 - 20 - 7183 8820
|Order Information:|| Email: |
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Langhammer, Rolf J. & Lücke, Matthias, 1999.
"WTO accession issues,"
Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy
2315, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
- Robert M. Stern, 2002.
"An Economic Perspective on Russia's Accession to the WTO,"
William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series
472, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
- Robert M. Stern, 2002. "An Economic Perspective on Russia's Accession to the WTO," Working Papers 480, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
- Patrick A. Messerlin, 2001. "Measuring the Costs of Protection in Europe: European Commercial Policy in the 2000s," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 102, January.
- Paul Brenton & John Sheehy & Marc Vancauteren, 2001. "Technical Barriers to Trade in the European Union: Importance for Accession Countries," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(2), pages 265-284, 06.
- Esanov, Akram & Raiser, Martin & Buiter, Willem, 2004. "Nature'S Blessing Or Nature'S Curse: The Political Economy Of Transition In Resource-Based Economies," Discussion Papers 18761, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
- Finger,J. Michael & Francis Ng & Wangchuk, Sonam, 2001. "Antidumping as safeguard policy," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2730, The World Bank.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:3840. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.