Agrifood trade policies in the post-Soviet states have become the subject of research at FAO
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has published a research paper in Russian, dedicated to the agrifood trade policies of the 12 post-Soviet states. "Overview on agrifood trade policy in post-Soviet countries during the years 2014-2015" represents the first work in the series of planned publications.


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Regionally, overall, a constant rise in the share of food products in trade has been noticed, however, after the research, essential differences of national policies in different countries were found.

Most countries are actively involved in the integration processes at regional and global levels, such as membership of the World Trade Organization, which confirms the continued existence of potential for future growth. Recent political events have had a negative impact on trade relations at regional level and in the future could serve as an impediment to the development of bilateral relations between some countries and post-Soviet states.

Each of the 12 chapters that comprise the research, is dedicated to each state, and contains current state of the agriculture, assessment of recent trends in agri-food trade, information on the structure of export and import, the description of tariff protection of internal markets and data regarding the regulatory framework.

The publication was developed in collaboration with 12 experts from the Expert Group on agrifood trade issues in Europe and Central Asia. The study involved the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.

Moldova was represented by Mr. Alexandru Stratan and Mr. Victor Moroz (The National Institute for Economic Research).