Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

The future of trade agreements in the CIS countries

FAO session at the IAMO Forum 2014

25 June 2014, Halle (Saale), Germany

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the countries in the region have expanded their participation in global agricultural trade, fuelled by market reforms and globalization. Deepening trade integration both within the CIS region and with external trade partners has contributed to greater participation in global markets. The countries are actively engaged in trade negotiations at the multilateral and regional level, which, in turn, poses new challenges for their agricultural sector.

This session examined the implications of greater trade openness for agriculture in the CIS and analysed agricultural sector reforms triggered by trade agreements.

 Meeting documents and presentations


Background document


WTO accession and issues in agriculture: Selected CIS countries
Lars Brink


Russia and domestic support commitments in the WTO
Ekaterina Krivonos, Trade and Markets Division, FAO


Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and implications for Ukraine's agricultural trade
Veronika Movchan, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting


Agricultural Policy Harmonization in the Eurasian Economic Union
David Sedik, Senior Agricultural Policy Officer, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia