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CIS-7 Perspective on Trade with EU in the Context of EU Enlargement


The paper analyses possible consequences of the EU enlargement on the EU – CIS-7 trade. It considers current situation in trade between two country groups, describes the factors limiting this trade, and discusses the opportunities for the trade associated with the EU accession of the Central and East European countries with strong historical ties to the CIS-7. The paper concludes that the EU enlargement creates some potential for expansion of trade and, importantly, exports from CIS-7 to Europe.