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Playing by the rules?: EEU, vested interests and economic integration

Regional integration has quicky emerged as the new age global trend in the field of international trade. ARecently a lot of people have been taken in with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a trading bloc forged between three ex-Soviet economies: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhastan.Opinions regarding the Russia-fueled merger were all over the news. Though the deal is… Continue reading Playing by the rules?: EEU, vested interests and economic integration

Ongoing disputes at the WTO

Guest Post: Russia’s position in the EU/Russia pork dispute

[The following is a guest post by Greetika Francis, an alumnus of National Law University, Jodhpur. She is currently working with the Trade Policy division (Ministry of Commerce) under the Government of India.] Consultations between EU and Russia regarding the latter’s ban on pork and pork products from EU’s territory are currently ongoing.The “EU-wide” ban… Continue reading Guest Post: Russia’s position in the EU/Russia pork dispute

Ongoing disputes at the WTO · Western World

Three Little Pigs: EU and Russia face off

In recent news, the Russia ban on pork imports from the EU has arrived on the WTO’s doorstep.[1] Last January, Russian officials had imposed the ban after EU found swine fever in four wild boars in Lithuania and Poland. The move had massive trade repercussions especially because Russia is biggest importer of pork from the 28-member… Continue reading Three Little Pigs: EU and Russia face off