EU-Russia FTA Feasibility Study

“Both Russia and the EU would benefit from a bilateral free trade agreement in the future, particularly if it is deep one,” according to CASE experts who worked on the recent study,  Economic Feasibility and General Economic Impact of a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation. The experts recommend an FTA which, apart from removing import tariffs, would involve a substantial reduction of non-tariff barriers, approximation of the regulatory regime for many goods and service markets and improvements in customs procedures and regulations.

The study was commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade. Members of the CASE team, coordinated by Maryla Maliszewska, presented the results of the study to EC in July. The study results are owned by DG Trade and have not been made publicly available.

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