Trade and Economic Relations Between Ukraine and Countries of Central Asia: State and Opportunities For Development

Date: 13 December 2013
Other languages: Русский язык |

Speaker: Olga Safronova
Date: 13 December 2013, 4 pm
Venue: 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Conference Room on 2nd floor.

With increased globalisation, establishing mutually beneficial foreign trade relations is an important prerequisite to ensure robust economic growth and the utilisation of competitive advantages of national economic systems. This is particularly true in countries where product markets are complementary. Trade partnerships in these countries provide powerful incentives for establishing and localising value chains to produce and exchange economic goods. This lecture will examine the potential  implementation of trade partnerships between Ukraine and the countries of Central Asia. There is a high degree of complementarity in many product areas, and the effective utilisation of foreign trade could create a foundation for  establishing robust value chains. This could result in more efficient use of industrial, scientific and labour capacities of national economies; the development of competitive industries and modern infrastructure; and qualitative improvements in living standards. The lecture will also examine the close social ties that connect post-Soviet nations. The cumulative impact of these factors could be an institutional environment that encourages the selection of foreign trade alternatives that lead to the inclusion of the economies of Ukraine and Central Asian countries into global economic relations. The lecture will discuss how the recognition of these realities could improve the quality of economic and trade policy decisions and increase the accuracy of risk and opportunity assessments associated with policy options.

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Olga Safronova is PhD, Candidate of Sciences on Public Administration at the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. She is the author of numerous publications, including articles in leading Ukrainian public administration journals and monographies. Her research interests include: government regulation of the market for corporate control, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and public measures to foster foreign trade and their impact on micro-, meso- and macro levels.   


The presentation will be conducted in Russian. English translation will be provided upon prior request.

This Research and Public Policy Initiative (RPPI) event is organized with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

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