International trade and econimic policy issues

Meeting with Ambassador Chad Blackman, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva (21st of January).

Russia welcomes Barbados’s initiative on host country-led consultations complementing the formal preparatory process for UNCTAD-15. We hope that such informal consultations will help maintain the momentum and raise awareness at the Ambassadorial level. Russia appreciates the efforts of Barbados as a host country and would like to reiterate our support for holding the UNCTAD-15 at a high political level in а face-to-face format. The Russian delegation considers the whole preparatory process as a valuable opportunity to demonstrate solidarity, good will and common desire to make UNCTAD stronger and equip the Organization with powerful tools it needs to respond to the current and emerging challenges.

Statement by Mr. Sergey ANDREEV Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation at the virtual UNECE Informal Multidisciplinary Advisory Group Meeting on Transport Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis June 9, 2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Nowadays transport industries of all countries in the world face an unprecedented challenge – the necessity to meet the needs of the economy and society in transport services, as well as to ensure the safety of passengers and transport workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport must continue to function, because it provides the necessary economic links as well as the need for movement under restrictions. On 29 May the Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States adopted a Statement on the spread of a new coronavirus infection. The document outlines the adoption of joint effective measures to eliminate the threat of COVID-19, as well as the exchange of countries’ experience in implementing preventive measures against pandemics.

FAS and UNCTAD are devising the procedure for work of the Discussion Group on countering restrictive business practices of transnational corporations

Russian antimonopoly body and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will hold discussions of the Toolkit with competition authorities from different countries around the world On 20 September 2017, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemiev and Head of UNCTAD’s Competition Policy and Consumer Protection Branch, Teresa Moreiraheld talks during the Competition Week in Russia organized in Veliky Novgorod. With active backing by UNCTAD Secretariat, the FAS initiative to draft the Toolkit for international cooperation between competition authorities to counter restrictive business practices of transnational corporations and violations of the competition rules was supported at the 16th session of UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on law and policy in Geneva.

UNCTAD forms a Discussion Group on international cooperation between competition authorities

14-07-2017 | 15:45 The Group is a response to FAS initiative on drafting an international Toolkit to counter restrictive business practices of large corporations and cross-border violations of competition The 16th session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on competition law and policy(IGE) UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ended on 7 July 2017 in Geneva (Switzerland). A decision was made to UNCTAD Discussion Group on international cooperation between competition authorities to reinforce Section F of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Competition Set). The Discussion Group is a response to FAS initiative on drafting an international Toolkit to counter restrictive business practices of large corporations and cross-border violations of competition. The draft Toolkit was presented by Head of FAS Igor Artemiev at IGE UNCTAD session on international cooperation on 6 July 2017. The initiative was supported by delegations representing a lot of countries.

Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the International Trade Centre (ITC)

On 25 July 2013 A.Likhachev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, signed the Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the International Trade Centre (ITC). The memorandum was signed earlier on 24 July in Geneva by ITC Acting Executive Director J.-M.Paugam.
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